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Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health


Epidemiology Unit


The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Section of the San Francisco Department of Public Health regularly monitors health-related data to identify health problems affecting families, pregnant people, children, and adolescents in San Francisco. Monitoring data can inform policies, programs, and services to promote health equity for all San Franciscans.


Demographics & Social Determinants of Health

  • Data Brief: Child and Young Adult Population 2022

  • Table: Live Births in 2012-2021 by Maternal Age, Race-Ethnicity, Parity, Teen or Transitional Age, No College,¬†Address at Single Resident Occupancy Hotel, Public Housing Address, Annual, 3-Year

  • Table: Health and Well-Being of Birthing People, San Francisco County, Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) Survey, 2018-2020

  • Map: Live Births in 2012-2021 by Maternal Zip Code, 3-Year, 5-Year

  • Link: CDC Wonder Live Birth County-Specific Data

Prenatal Care

  • Table:¬† Live Births in 2012-2021 by Prenatal Insurance, First-trimester Prenatal Care, Quality of Prenatal Care, WIC Participation, Delivery Hospital, Annual, 3-Year

Pregnancy Complications

  • Table: Live Births in 2012-2021 by Hypertension,Diabetes, Pre-pregnancy Obesity, Annual

Birth Outcomes

  • Data Brief: Preterm Birth 2016, 2019

  • Slides: Summary of Prenatal Risk Factors, Access to Care, and Birth Outcomes, 2021, 2022

  • Slides: Summary of Preterm Birth, Days of Gestation Lost, Infant and Maternal Mortality, 2021, 2022

  • Table: Preterm Birth in 2012-2021 by Race-Ethnicity, Zip Code, Insurance, Hospital, Annual, 3-Year, Rolling 5-Year

  • Table: Low Birthweight in 2012-2021 by Race-Ethnicity, Zip Code, Insurance, Hospital, Annual, 3-Year

  • Slides: Preterm Birth Review, 2022

Mental Health

  • Data Brief: Mental health, 2019, 2021

  • Slides: Summary of Perinatal Depression, 2022

Nutrition & Weight

  • Journal Article: Healthy apple program to support child care centers to alter nutrition and physical activity practices and improve child weight: a cluster randomized trial, 2017

  • Slides: Diabetes diagnosis consistently increases the relative odds of meeting pregnancy weight gain recommendations in San Francisco, 2018

  • Data Brief: Nutrition, 2019

  • Data Brief: Breastfeeding, 2019

  • Slides: Introducing the Veggie Meter

  • Data Brief: MCAH Food Insecurity, Water Insecurity, Malnutrition & Dehydration, 2021

  • Slides: Summary of Child Overweight and Obesity, 2021


Oral Health

  • Journal Article: School-Based Oral Health Screening in San Francisco as an Essential Public Health Service, 2017

  • Slides: Capacity of Dental Clinics in San Francisco to Serve Children Ages 0-5 years With Denti-Cal Insurance, 2018

  • Data Brief: Children's Oral Health, 2019

  • Slides: Development of a composite measure for CavityFree SF evaluation, 2020

  • Data Brief: CavityFree SF Strategic Plan Indicators, 2018, 2021



Contact Information:

City and County of San Francisco
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Section
Epidemiology Unit
333 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Jodi Stookey, Ph.D.
Senior MCAH Epidemiologist

Rachel Ohtake, MPH
MCAH Epidemiologist

MCAH Epidemiology Interns, 2021: Deena Abu Amara, Mimansa Cholera, Hannah Hecht, Matthew Leong, Anuradha Nayudu