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1993 Wood County Selected Natality Characteristics

Compared to 1988 Wood County Selected Natality Characteristics
Natality
Characteristics


1988
Number of Births


1993
Number of Births


1988
Rate or Percent


1993
Rate or Percent
% Differnce 1993 Rate From 1988 Rate




SI*
Teen (15-19) Fertility Rate 157 168 51.3 54.7 6.6
Childbearing Ages (15-44) Fertility Rate 1,135 1,090 58.4 56.1 -3.9
Low Birthweight Births 371 373 6.5 6.8 4.6
Births to Unwed Mothers 1,228 1,596 21.6 29.2 35.3 *
Late (3rd Trimester) / No Prenatal Care 339 234 6.2 4.4 -29.2 *


* An asterick (*) indicates a statistically significant difference.
** Number is too small for a valid comparison.
Note: 1988 represents aggregated data from 1986-90;
Note: 1993 represents aggregated data from 1991-95.

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


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Last updated 08/06/97.