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Number and Percent of Low Birthweight (LBW) Births

By County of Residence

West Virginia, 1996

Table 10


County
Number
of
Births
Low
Birth-
Weight

Percent
LBW

County
Number
of
Births
Low
Birth-
Weight

Percent
LBW
Barbour 170 13 7.6 Monongalia 896 65 7.3
Berkeley 881 73 8.3 Monroe 145 9 6.2
Boone 315 25 7.9 Morgan 162 7 4.3
Braxton 127 10 7.9 Nicholas 280 22 7.9
Brooke 233 11 4.7 Ohio 549 53 9.7
Cabell 1,167 103 8.8 Pendleton 95 3 3.2
Calhoun 84 8 9.5 Pleasants 87 5 5.7
Clay 128 9 7.0 Pocahontas 105 7 6.7
Doddridge 84 8 9.5 Preston 348 37 10.6
Fayette 568 35 6.2 Putnam 575 38 6.6
Gilmer 80 5 6.2 Raleigh 909 75 8.3
Grant 126 9 7.1 Randolph 324 22 6.8
Greenbrier 372 27 7.3 Ritchie 115 12 10.4
Hampshire 224 15 6.7 Roane 180 12 6.7
Hancock 337 21 6.2 Summers 107 12 11.2
Hardy 141 10 7.1 Taylor 156 8 5.1
Harrison 799 52 6.5 Tucker 62 7 11.3
Jackson 312 20 6.4 Tyler 95 4 4.2
Jefferson 498 41 8.2 Upshur 240 23 9.6
Kanawha 2,403 207 8.6 Wayne 491 40 8.1
Lewis 161 11 6.8 Webster 108 9 8.3
Lincoln 248 20 8.1 Wetzel 203 17 8.4
Logan 493 50 10.1 Wirt 59 2 3.4
McDowell 353 43 12.2 Wood 1,069 89 8.3
Marion 615 53 8.6 Wyoming 289 20 6.9
Marshall 345 24 7.0
Mason 305 27 8.9
Mercer 821 87 10.6 Total 20,744 1,658 8.0
Mineral 318 28 8.8
Mingo 387 15 3.9


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Health Statistics Center, 1998


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Health Statistics Center
Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion
West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
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Last updated February 2, 1998.