Prenatal care improves among Oklahoma Indians
More Indian mothers in Oklahoma are receiving prenatal care, according to the state Department of Health.

Based on data from 2000 through 2005, 77 percent of American Indian mothers received first trimester prenatal care. In comparison, nearly 79 percent of white mothers received the same care.

The numbers show an improvement over the past decade. According to a 1994 report, 74 percent of Indian mothers received prenatal care.

The report was prepared by the health department's Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.

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More Indian mothers getting prenatal care (The Tulsa World 12/13)

Relevant Links:
Oklahoma Department of Health - http://www.health.state.ok.us
Oklahoma Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System - http://www.health.state.ok.us/program/mchp&e/pramarch.html