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Table 1 Characteristics of births to non-Hispanic black women in Louisiana, 2014 (n = 23,762)

From: Mass incarceration and public health: the association between black jail incarceration and adverse birth outcomes among black women in Louisiana

 Total (%)Preterm Birth (%)Term Birth (%)Low Birth Weight (%)Normal Birth Weight (%)
N = 23,762N = 3644 (15.34)N = 20,118 (84.66)N = 3563 (14.99)N = 20,199 (85.01)
Characteristic
 Maternal Age
  < 202569 (10.81)344 (13.39)2225 (86.61)398 (15.49)2171 (84.51)
  20–248597 (36.18)1188 (13.82)7409 (86.18)1255 (14.60)7342 (85.40)
  25–296767 (28.48)1019 (15.06)5748 (84.94)931 (13.76)5836 (86.24)
  30+5829 (24.53)1334 (18.75)4736 (81.25)979 (16.80)4850 (83.20)
 Insurance
  Medicaid19,961 (84.00)2974 (14.90)16,987 (85.10)2969 (14.87)16,992 (85.13)
  Private2972 (12.51)488 (16.42)2484 (83.58)435 (14.64)2537 (85.36)
  Other829 (3.49)182 (21.95)647 (78.05)159 (19.18)670 (80.82)
 Prenatal Care Qualitya
  Inadequate5473 (23.03)872 (15.93)4601 (84.07)846 (15.46)4627 (84.54)
  Intermediate3226 (13.61)409 (12.68)2817 (87.32)431 (13.36)2795 (86.64)
  Adequate6011 (25.30)471 (7.84)5540 (92.16)544 (9.05)5467 (90.95)
  Adequate +9052 (38.09)1892 (20.90)7160 (79.10)1742 (19.24)7310 (80.76)
 Parity
  Nulliparous7859 (33.32)1019 (12.97)6840 (87.03)1166 (14.84)6693 (85.16)
  Multiparous15,730 (66.68)2604 (16.55)13,126 (83.45)2377 (15.11)13,353 (84.89)
 Urbanicity
  Mostly Urban20,493 (85.69)3105 (15.15)17,388 (84.85)3034 (14.81)17,459 (85.19)
  Mostly Rural2904 (12.22)479 (16.49)2425 (83.51)471 (16.22)2433 (83.78)
  Completely Rural365 (1.54)60 (16.44)305 (83.56)58 (15.89)307 (84.11)
  1. a Kotelchuck Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index