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Texas Data

Healthy Texas Babies is a data-driven initiative. Local coalitions, Expert Panel members and others need access to up-to-date data on infant mortality, prematurity, low birth weight and other variables.

Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies Data Book
Below is a compilation of data prepared for the Healthy Texas Babies Initiative. This data includes tables, maps and discussion of statewide rates of preterm birth, infant mortality, access to prenatal care and other variables. At the end of the document is a table that lists certain variables for each year. Additional data will be added to this site as it becomes available. 

For information on maternal mortality and morbidity in Texas, please see the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Texas webpage.

Perinatal Periods of Risk

Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) analysis allows a community to look at the root causes of infant mortality among their population. It isolates causes as being rooted in the health of the mother before conception, her health during pregnancy, the care available at the time of delivery or the infant’s health between one month and one year. By figuring out the root causes of the infant’s death, programming can be targeted to the right cause and have greater impact. Texas Department of State Health Services Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology Unit performed a PPOR analysis of the whole state and each Public Health Region. PPOR analyses informed the Healthy Texas Babies Local Coalitions funding opportunity, which supports the efforts of ten coalitions around the state. For more information about the coalitions’ activities, visit  Local Coalitions.

PPOR Analysis 

Center for Health Statistics
The Center for Health Statistics at the Texas Department of State Health Services is a rich resource for those looking for Texas-specific data.

PeriStats, maintained by the March of Dimes, provides detailed analyses of multiple birth outcome measures and allows the user to run reports profiling communities as specific as the city-level.


External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Last updated May 5, 2022