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Marion 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 214 6.4 7.4 -13.4 * 39
Births to Unwed Mothers 929 27.8 31.0 -10.3 * 22
Early Prenatal Care (1st Tri.) 2,546 78.7 79.9 -1.5 30
No Prenatal Care 105 3.2 4.8 -32.4 * 29
Mother Used Tobacco 618 19.1 15.8 21.2 * 51
Mother's Education <12 Years 564 17.0 23.3 -27.2 * 49


* 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.