Getting the data
Ever wondered about the premature birth rate of your county? Or the primary cesarean rate?
Did you know the US government makes some of this data easily accessible for you to access? You won’t find all the information you want, but if you visit http://www.healthindicators.gov/ you can find out how your community is doing at achieving the Healthy People 2020 goals.
Start by selecting maternal and infant health as a topic, then drill down to the information you want. If you limit the data to a state, you can view the results as a map that will give you the county level data.