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SCAN Birth Tables


Birth Certificate Variables

Birth Characteristics

Depending on the user's selections of year(s) of interest in Step Three, the selectable birth characteristics in Step Seven change.

1990-2003 2004 1990-2004


Medical and Health Information

Anemia (mother)
Diabetes (mother)
Electronic Fetal Monitoring
Forceps used during delivery
Genital Herpes (mother)
Hypertension (chronic)
Hypertension (pregnancy associated)
Induction of Labor
Previous Macrosomic infant
Previous preterm/SGA infant
Primary Cesarean Section
Repeat Cesarean Section
Ultrasound
Vacuum used during delivery
Vaginal Birth after previous Cesarean Section
Vaginal Delivery

Diabetes (gestational)
Diabetes (mother)
Diabetes (prepregnancy)
Forceps used during delivery
Genital Herpes (mother)
Hypertension (chronic)
Hypertension (pregnancy associated)
Induction of Labor
Previous preterm/SGA infant
Primary Cesarean Section
Repeat Cesarean Section
Vacuum used during delivery
Vaginal Birth after previous Cesarean Section
Vaginal Delivery

Diabetes (mother)
Forceps used during delivery
Genital Herpes (mother)
Hypertension (chronic)
Hypertension (pregnancy associated)
Induction of Labor
Previous preterm/SGA infant
Primary Cesarean Section
Repeat Cesarean Section
Vacuum used during delivery
Vaginal Birth after previous Cesarean Section
Vaginal Delivery


Mother's information

Adequate Kessner
Adequate Kotelchuck
Adequate Plus Kotelchuck
Alcohol use during pregnancy
Inadequate Kessner
Inadequate Kotelchuck
Intermediate Kessner
Intermediate Kotelchuck
Less Than Adequate Kessner
Less Than Adequate Kotelchuck
Mom's education: less than high school
Mom's education: more than high school
Mom's education: only high school
Mom's PNC: 1st trimester PNC
Mom's PNC: less than 5 PNC visits
No Prenatal Care
Tobacco use during pregnancy
Unknown Kessner
Unknown Kotelchuck
Adequate Kessner
Adequate Kotelchuck
Adequate Plus Kotelchuck
Inadequate Kessner
Inadequate Kotelchuck
Intermediate Kessner
Intermediate Kotelchuck
Less Than Adequate Kessner
Less Than Adequate Kotelchuck
Mom's education: less than high school
Mom's education: more than high school
Mom's education: only high school
Mom's PNC: 1st trimester PNC
Mom's PNC: less than 5 PNC visits
Mother got WIC food during the pregnancy
No Prenatal Care
Obesity prior to the pregnancy
Overweight prior to the pregnancy
Principal source of payment for the delivery: Medicaid
Principal source of payment for the delivery: Private
Principal source of payment for the delivery: Self-pay
Tobacco use during pregnancy
Unknown Kessner
Unknown Kotelchuck
Adequate Kessner
Adequate Kotelchuck
Adequate Plus Kotelchuck
Inadequate Kessner
Inadequate Kotelchuck
Intermediate Kessner
Intermediate Kotelchuck
Less Than Adequate Kessner
Less Than Adequate Kotelchuck
Mom's education: less than high school
Mom's education: more than high school
Mom's education: only high school
Mom's PNC: 1st trimester PNC
Mom's PNC: less than 5 PNC visits
No Prenatal Care
Tobacco use during pregnancy
Unknown Kessner
Unknown Kotelchuck


Newborn's information

Anemia (infant)
Cleft Lip/Palate (infant)
Down's Syndrome (infant)
Spina Bifida/Meningocele (infant)
Cleft Lip/Palate (infant)
Down's Syndrome (infant)
Infant being breastfed
NICU admission
Spina Bifida/Meningocele (infant)
Cleft Lip/Palate (infant)
Down's Syndrome (infant)
Spina Bifida/Meningocele (infant)


Year of Birth (1990 - Current available year)
  • Single years
  • Multiple years
  • All years
Maternal Race
  • All Races
  • White
  • Black
  • Other
  • Unknown
Maternal Ethnicity
  • All Ethnicities
  • Hispanic
  • Not Hispanic
  • Unknown Ethnicities
Maternal Age
  • all ages
  • 10-14
  • 15-17
  • 18-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45+
  • unknown age
Marital Status
  • All
  • Married
  • Not Married
  • Paternal Acknowledgement
  • Unknown
Birthweight
  • All Birthweights
  • 0 to 1249 g
  • 1250 to 1499 g
  • 1500 to 2499 g
  • 2500 to 3999 g
  • 4000 to 9998 g
  • Unknown Birthweights
Gestational Age
  • All Gestational Ages
  • 1 to 31 weeks
  • 32 to 36 weeks
  • 37 to 41 weeks
  • 42 plus weeks
  • Unknown Gestational Ages

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