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Lewis County

1991 - 1995

Selected Birth Statistics
Age Group 1991-95
Number of Births
Percent of Total Births**
1991-95
County
1993
U.S.
% Differnce
From U.S

SI*
County
Rank
Low Birthweight Births 81 7.6 7.4 2.5 23
Births to Unwed Mothers 351 32.8 31.0 5.8 7
Early Prenatal Care (1st Tri.) 813 84.2 79.9 5.4 * 32
No Prenatal Care 24 2.5 4.8 -48.2 * 46
Mother Used Tobacco 215 21.7 15.8 37.5 * 48
Mother's Education <12 Years 226 21.4 23.3 -8.1 37


* An asterick (*) indicates a statistically significant difference from the U.S. rate.
** Percent of total births excluding 'unknowns" for each specific category.
TS = Number is too small for a valid comparison.

Health Statistics Center
Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion
West Virginia Bureau for Public Health Comments


See Introduction for explanation of tables.

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Last updated 08/06/97.