health Care

According to the 2000 Census there were a total of 937 live births in North Lawndale. 12% (109) were born to mothers under the age of 18. 17% (160) were considered very low birth weight. Women who did not receive pre-natal care were 69% more likely to give birth to babies with very low birth weight and had an infant mortality rate 64% higher than those who had access to pre-natal care.

Classification Total Percent
Live Births 937
Births To Mothers Under 18 109 12%
Mothers Receiving Pre-Natal Care In Their First Trimester 622 66%
Babies Born With Low Birth Weight 160 17%
Children Under 6 Receiving Medicaid 3,919 66%
Adolescents Under 20 Receiving Medicaid 9,242 53%
Birth Outcomes
Outcome Measure Women Served Women not Served Percent Difference
Very low birth weight 1.3% 4.3% 69%
Infant Mortality 6.8/1,000 19.0/1,000 64%
Cost per infant for first year of life $4,989 $8,556 42%

* Information taken from 2000 Census. 2010 Census data by zip code has not yet been published.