Minnesota WIC Indicators Summary

MN WIC Health Indicators Summary


MN WIC Program

2016 WIC Health Indicators Summaries by County, CHB and City

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Infants' Health Indicator
Breastfeeding
Most
Current
Map
Reference
Year
2012
Most
Current
Year
(2015)
Progress
Direction
 
Initiation Click to link to birth weight map 76.0% 80.6% Improved







Duration 1 month 57.7% 62.4% Improved







Duration 3 months Click to link to birth weight map 43.2% 47.8% Improved







Duration 6 months Click to link to birth weight map 32.1% 35.6% Improved







Duration 12 months Click to link to birth weight map 13.6% 18.6% Improved







Infant's Health
Indicator
Birth Outcomes
Most
Current
Map
2011 to 2013
(combined
total)
2014 to 2016
(combined
total)
Progress Direction

Preterm Births
(Gestational Age)
Click to link to Preterm Birth Rate in MN WIC By County of Residence, Comparison of 2011-2013 to 2014-2016 10.5% 10.0% Improved





Birth Weight

High (>4000
grams)

Click to link to birth weight map 10.1% 9.6% Improved

Low (<2500
grams)

Click to link to birth weight map 7.4% 8.1% Not
Improved

Full Term Low
Birth Weight

2.5% 2.8% Not
Improved

  • LBW and <3 mo WIC Participation
Click to link to Longer Participation in Minnesota WIC is associated with fewer low birthweight babies map 9.4% 10.7% Not
Improved

  • LBW and 3+ mo WIC Participation
Click to link to Longer Participation in Minnesota WIC is associated with fewer low birthweight babies map 6.0% 6.4% Not
Improved





Women's Health Indicator
Most
Current
Map
Reference
Year
(2006)
Most Current Year (2016)
Progress Direction
Anemia
(% with low Hgb)
Pregnancy 10.2%* 14.8% Not
Improved

Prenatal (3rd trimester) Click to link to women's anemia maps 29.3% 32.3% Not
Improved





Postpartum 20.7% 34.9% Not
Improved





Interval between
Pregnancies

< 6 months Click to link to Inter-Pregnancy Invterval: % Less than 6 months for Participants in MN WIC by County of Residence, 2016 16.2% 13.6% Improved

6-18 months Click to link to Inter-Pregnancy Invterval: % between 6 & 18 months for Participants in MN WIC by County of Residence, 2016 30.9% 31.4% Stable

>=18 months Click to link to Inter-Pregnancy Invterval: % 18 months and longer for Participants in MN WIC by County of Residence, 2016 52.9% 55.0% Improved





Pre-pregnancy
Cigarette Use
Click to link to health risks' maps 30.6% 22.5% (2016) Improved





Appropriate Weight
Gain During
Pregnancy
Less than Ideal Click to link to Appropriate Weight Gain During Pregnancy: % Less than Ideal of Participants in MN WIC by County of Residence, 2016 18.8%* 24.4% Not
Improved

Greater than Ideal Click to link to Appropriate Weight Gain During Pregnancy: % Greater than Ideal of Participants in MN WIC by County of Residence, 2016 47.1%* 44.0% Improved





Weight Status
Pre-Pregnancy
Overweight + Obese Click to link to map of obesity in women 51.4% 65.5% Not
Improved





Fruit & Vegetable Benefits
# Redeemed 82.2%** 79.6% Not
Improved





* = 2012 reference year.

Children's Health Indicator
Most Current Map
Reference Year (2006)
Most Current Year (2016)
Progress Direction

Anemia (%
with low Hgb)
(1-5 yrs)
Click to link to Low Hemoglobin for Infants and Children Participating in MN WIC by County of Residence, 2016 map 11.6% 13.3% Not
Improved





Weight Status/
Growth (2-5 years)

Underweight (<5th percentile, BMI-for-age) 2.3% 3.7% Not Improved;
but within
accepted limits
 
Overweight + Obese
(BMI-for-age
>=85th %)
Click to link to map of overweight and obesity for children 29.6% 28.6% Improved

Obese
(BMI-for-age
>=95th %)
Click to link to map of obesity in children 13.1% 12.6% Improved





Fruit & Vegetable Benefits
# Redeemed 82.9%* 82.0% Not
Improved





Suggested Citation: Minnesota WIC Information System, Minnesota WIC Health Indicators Summary, Minnesota WIC Program: 2017