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Frequently Requested Statistics
Most of the data on this page were extracted from the annual Vital Statistics report. All data are from published sources. The Publications page has a listing of online and printed data reports available from the Health Statistics Center. You may also contact the Health Statistics Center to submit a specific data request. We hope we have been of service to you.
2011 West Virginia Vital Statistics Summary
|Divorces & Annulments||9,620||5.2||9,431||5.1||9,420||5.2||8,903||4.9|
1Rates based upon 2008, 2009 and 2011 Bureau of the Census estimates. 2010 Rates are based upon actual 2010 Census data
*Ratio/rate per 1000 live births.
Average Day Statistics
|Chronic Lower Resp. Deaths||4.3||4.1||4.2||4.4||3.7||3.4||3.7||3.4||3.6||3.4||3.5||3.7|
|Motor Vehicle Deaths||1.0||0.9||1.0||1.0||1.2||1.2||1.1||1.1||1.1||1.1||1.0||1.1|
|Heart Disease Deaths||13.5||13.4||14.0||14.5||14.3||14.5||15.1||15.4||17.0||17.0||17.2||17.8|
|Divorces & Annulments||26.4||25.8||25.8||24.3||25.5||25.2||25.3||25.0||25.6||25.9||25.8||25.5|
2011 Selected Records and Trivia
|2011 Most Popular Names for Babies|
|Rank||Boy's Names||Number||Girl's Names||Number|
|0 = ranking in 2010|
|Highest Live Birth Order||11th live delivery
10 siblings (brothers and sisters)
|Day Most Births Occurred||August 16 (99)|
|Day Fewest Births Occurred||June 19 (15)|
|Number of Live-born Twins||668|
|Number of Live-born Triplets||15|
|Number of Live-born Quadruplets||0|
|2011 Leading Causes of Death
Total All Age Groups
|Cause of Death||Male||Female||Total|
|Diseases of the Heart||2,516||22.8||2,405||22.2||4,921||22.5|
|Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases||743||6.7||829||7.7||1,572||7.2|
|Oldest Male Decedent||110|
|Oldest Female Decedent||110|
|Number of Male Decedents 100 Years & Older||22|
|Number of Female Decedents 100 Years & Older||115|
|Day Most Deaths Occurred||March 9 (90)|
|Day Fewest Deaths Occurred||October 13 (36)|
|Largest Age Difference with Bride Older||57 Years|
|Largest Age Difference with Groom Older||44 Years|
|Oldest Male Divorce||89|
|Oldest Female Divorcée||94|
|Youngest Male Divorce||17|
|Youngest Female Divorcée||16|
|Marriage of Longest Duration Ending in Divorce||64 Years|
2010 West Virginia Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Report Summary
Adults 18 and over unless otherwise noted
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|Behavioral Risk Factor and
|WV %||WV Confidence Interval1||US %||US Confidence Interval1|
|Fair or Poor Health Status
Responded "Fair" or "Poor" to the following question: "Would you say that in general your health is: Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, or Poor?"
|No Health Care Access
Responded "No" to the following question: "Do you have any kind of health care coverage, including health insurance, prepaid plans such as HMOs, or government plans such as Medicare?"
The results reported for this section have been limited to adults aged 18-64.
|Could Not Afford Medical Care
Responded "Yes" to the following question: "Was there a time in the past 12 months when you needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost?"
|No Personal Health Care Provider
Responded "No" to the following question: "Do you have one (or more than one) person you think of as your personal doctor or health care provider?"
Responded "No" to the following question: "During the past month, other than your regular job, did you participate in any physical activities or exercise such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking for exercise?"
Responded "Yes" to the following question: "Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have diabetes?"
Women told they had diabetes only during pregnancy are treated as an answer of "No." Those with pre-diabetes and borderline diabetes also are treated as an answer of "No."
Overweight is a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25.0 to 29.9. BMI is a measurement of a person's weight in relation to the person's height
Obesity is a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30.0 or more. BMI is a measurement of a person's weight in relation to the person's height. Please note: Obesity is not a subset of overweight, meaning that to find the number of people who are either overweight or obese, the percentages must be added together.
Smoked at least 100 cigarette in one's lifetime and currently is smoking every day or some days.
Responded "Yes" to the following question:
"Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you had asthma?"
Responded "Yes" to the lifetime asthma question, and responded "Yes" to the following question:
"Do you still have asthma?"
Consumed at least five alcoholic drinks for males or at least four alcoholic drinks for females on a single occasion during the past month.
Consumed more than two alcoholic drinks per day for males or more than one alcoholic drinks per day for females during the past month.
Responded "Yes" to the following question: "Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you had a heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction?"
Responded "Yes" to the following: "Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you had angina or coronary heart disease?"
Responded "Yes" to the following: "Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you had a stroke?"
|1 Unless otherwise noted, all confidence intervals are 95%
boldface indicates a statistically significant difference from the national rate.
2010 West Virginia Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Report Summary
Where WV Ranks among the 50 States, District of Columbia, and several US territories (54 BRFSS participants).
|Risk Factor||WV's Rank
larger numbers are better
|Fair or Poor Health Status||3rd Highest|
|No Health Care Access||15th Highest|
|Could Not Afford Medical Care||7th Highest|
|No Personal Health Care Provider||9th Highest|
|Physical Inactivity||3rd Highest|
|Tobacco Use||1st Highest|
|Lifetime Asthma||4th Lowest|
|Current Asthma||6th Lowest|
|Binge Drinking||3rd Lowest|
|Heavy Drinking||2nd Lowest|
|Heart Attack||2nd Highest|
U.S. Census Bureau - census state and county data on the official U.S. Bureau of the Census web site.
COUNTY LEVEL DATA
County Health Profiles - 2004 This on-line publication provides an overview of the health and socioeconomic status of West Virginia residents on the state and county levels. Selected health indicators include causes of death, premature deaths, behavioral prevalence, births by age group, births to unwed mothers, tobacco use during pregnancy, infant deaths, and population.
An Adobe PDF version of West Virginia Vital Statistics - 2011 includes a listing of all tables that have county level data. County level data are included in population, birth, death, marriage, and divorce tables.
The West Virginia Health Status Atlas also contains many maps that display county level data.
Bureau for Employment Programs (BEP) County Profiles - The BEP county profiles have a broad range of information for each county including the number of hospitals, doctors, schools, and recreation facilities. Also included are employment, transportation, population (1990), and climate information.
The West Virginia Geological and Economic Surveys County at a Glance pages have general information about each county including leading industries and chief agricultural products.
Other state and county 2000 census data can be found on the U.S. Bureau of the Census website.This page was last updated 12/02/2014.