Birth Dashboard

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The Florida Birth Dashboard provides a written analysis and graphic display of fertility trends in Florida over the past 25 years. There are several maps, charts and graphs, used to illustrate demographic trends from 1989 to 2020, by age, race, and ethnicity.
Unknown values of birth are not included in graphs. Due to this, the data displayed in each graphic is only for total known records.

Trimester of Prenatal Care

Starting prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy is the optimal timing for beginning prenatal care. In 2008, 76.9% of all Florida resident births were born to mothers who began prenatal care in the first trimester. This percentage peaked in 2003 at 85.9% and has since declined to 76.13% in 2020.


Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of numerous health problems for the mother and newborn including risk of low birth weight and preterm birth. In 2010, 7.0% of all newborns in Florida were born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy. This percentage declined steadily to 3.7% in 2020.

Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index

The percentage of Florida births to mothers who have a normal BMI (18.5-24.9) decreased from 48.77% in 2010 to 40.94% in 2020. The percentage of births to mothers in the overweight BMI (25-29.9) category increased from 25.2% in 2010 to 27.63% in 2020. In the obese (BMI >=30) category, the percentage of births was 21.13% in 2010 and increased to 28.05% in 2020.

Note: High risk conditions include births to mothers who had a history of gestational or pre-pregnancy diabetes, chronic or gestational hypertension, previous pre-term delivery, or other previous poor birth outcomes.

Note: Starting in 2004, trimester prenatal care began is calculated as the time elapsed from the date of the last menstrual period to the date of the first prenatal care visit. Prior to 2004, these data were obtained by direct question that noted the trimester the mother began prenatal care. Consequently, these data are not comparable to data from prior years. Births with unknown information as to when prenatal care began are excluded from the denominator.