Maternal and Child Health

Although factors affecting the health of mothers, infants and children are inter-related and complex, measures of maternal and child health remain as key indicators of overall population health status, while reflecting the underlying social environments, individual behaviors and health-related infrastructures that influence health.

Directly, maternal and child health has an immediate impact upon population disease burden and use of health care resources. Indirectly, evidence continues to mount in support of connections between health status and risk exposure in early life and health-related outcomes throughout the life-course.

Maternal Child Health Data

Infant Mortality in Pierce County (1990-2013): Presents recent time trends and most current measures in rates of infant death overall and by race group.

Pierce County PRAMS Report, 2006: Provides findings of data collected through the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System from 2000 through 2003.

Birth Risk Factors in Pierce County 2010: Presents trends in teen pregnancy and low birth weight from 1990 to 2007 and low birth weight by race for 2006 - 2008.

2010 Pierce County Smile Survey Report: Presents the status of the oral health of children in Pierce County