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Wood 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 373 6.8 7.4 -7.8 34
Births to Unwed Mothers 1,596 29.2 31.0 -5.8 * 19
Early Prenatal Care (1st Tri.) 4,216 79.2 79.9 -0.8 26
No Prenatal Care 234 4.4 4.8 -8.4 12
Mother Used Tobacco 1,138 21.2 15.8 34.1 * 46
Mother's Education <12 Years 1,020 18.8 23.3 -19.1 * 42


* 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.