Peristats: maternal and infant health stats at your fingertips
Need to look up some information quickly? Need some quick facts on maternal and infant health for your state, your city? The way to go is Peristats, a free service at March of Dimes.
Periststs consists of an extensive database and a user-friendly graphics tool. With Peristats, you not only get current information on maternal and health indicators, you can also create cool graphics, tables, charts, and maps. These look good not only on presentation slides and reports but on your blogs as well.
Here are some the health indicators you can get at Peristats:
- Birth rates
- Preterm birth rates
- Low birth weights
- Birth defects
- Newborn screening
- Prenatal care, timing and adequacy
- Infant mortality rates
- Multiple deliveries, which can be split to twin deliveries, and triplet or higher deliveries
- Delivery methods
- Smoking/Alcohol/Drug Use during pregnancy
- Insurance coverage
Most of the data available can be further broken down according to maternal age and race or ethnicity. Peristats uses only data from government agencies such the US National Center for Health Statistics and the US Census Bureau so the data is as reliable as it could get.
The graphs and charts that you create with Peristats can be copied, printed or sent by email.
Indeed, Peristats is a useful tool for the blogger parents like you and me.