The Pittsburgh region’s diabetes rate for adults declined from about 10.9 percent in 2018 to 10.2 percent in 2019, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control’s Behavioral Risk …
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Low birth weight is associated with long-term disabilities. Despite the low proportion of pregnancies resulting in LBW babies, expenditures for the care of LBW infants total more than half of …
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Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal deaths not associated with birth defects. Pittsburgh has a lower preterm birth rate than most benchmark cities, although African-American preterm birth rates …
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The region fares reasonably well by national and benchmark standards for prenatal care, but the most recent data suggest there is more work to be done.
The data on smoking by pregnant women closely tracks the overall smoking report: Pittsburghers smoke. Pregnant women in Pittsburgh are more likely to smoke than women in the benchmark cities.
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