4.02 Infant Health (1 of 2)

This page includes data from Wisconsin Department of Health Services on live births and pregnancy. The teen birth rate is the number of live births to mothers under age 20 per 1,000 females ages 15 to 19. Medicaid is a federal government insurance program for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care. BadgerCare Plus is a Wisconsin health care program that provides free or low-cost insurance to certain low-income populations that may be ineligible for Medicaid. The percentage of live births with prenatal care in the first trimester (conception to week 14 of pregnancy) is an indicator of positive health outcomes of pregnancy for mothers and infants.

Sources

Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Notes

The number of live births to mothers under age 15 is typically so small that girls under age 15 are not included in the denominator for teen birth rate.