You can now create your own report using the new 2019 Birth Record data in Hawaiʻi-IBIS! The Birth Record data is composed of variables extracted from birth certificates from live births as captured by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health, Office of Health Status Monitoring (OHSM). It contains important information about the birth, the baby and the parents. Here are some highlights from the 2019 Birth Record data:
- The number of live births in the state of Hawaiʻi has been steadily decreasing since 2008. In 2019, a record low of 16,835 live births were recorded compared to 19,462 in 2008.
- The primary care service area (PCSA) with the highest number of births was Koʻolau Poko in Honolulu County (1,412). By comparison, the PCSA with the lowest number of births was Hana in Maui County (30).
- Teen births (ages 15-19 years) continue to decrease from 644 in 2018 to 586 in 2019.
- Across all counties, most prenatal care began in the first trimester (10,421), followed by second (3,234) and third trimester (1,175) respectively. Alarmingly, the number of births to mothers who received no prenatal care continues to increase steadily from 125 births in 2015 to 879 births in 2019.