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Monongalia 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 323 7.3 7.4 -1.0 27
Births to Unwed Mothers 928 21.0 31.0 -32.1 * 50
Early Prenatal Care (1st Tri.) 3,477 84.5 79.9 5.7 * 21
No Prenatal Care 112 2.7 4.8 -43.3 * 42
Mother Used Tobacco 799 18.5 15.8 17.2 * 52
Mother's Education <12 Years 515 11.8 23.3 -49.3 * 55


* 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.