Birth Outcomes

The Birth Outcome Analysis map facilitates spatial analysis to help organizations understand birth outcome patterns across their state.

The analysis map uses a methodology developed by USC- Medicaid Policy Research and Spatial Statistics Optimized Hot Spot Analysis tool to identify areas where there are higher incidents of low birth weight babies are born.

Then you can begin to understand areas where you need to focus efforts to better understand why hot spots are occurring in certain areas. By better understanding the spatial pattern that emerges as a result of this type of analysis, then develop a pattern and methodology for putting measures into place to help improve birth outcomes.


Birth Outcomes requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Map authoring
  • ArcMap 10.4 - 10.6 (Standard or Advanced)

What you get

When you download Birth Outcome Analysis, the download includes the following:

Directory Item Description
BOIMetadata.pdf A PDF with descriptive information about the data used in the analysis.
MapsandGeodatabase BirthOutcomes.mxd A map document used to analyze birth outcome patterns.
StateGovernment.gdb State Government geodatabase with sample data.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Birth Outcome Analysis.

Date Description
January 2018
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.6.
January 2017
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.5
September 2016
  • Sample data updated
February 2016
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.4
December 2014
  • Support for ArcGIS 10.3
June 2014
  • First release of Birth Outcome Analysis

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