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Infant Deaths and Selected Risk Factors

Associated with Infant Deaths

West Virginia Residents, 1996

Table 38


Factor
Births Infant Deaths
Number Percent Number Percent
Total 20,744 150
Birthweight < 2,500 Grams 1,658 8.0 92 61.3
Birthweight < 1,500 Grams 259 1.2 64 42.7
Gestational Age < 37 Weeks 2,386 11.5 83 55.3
Age of Mother < 20 Years 3,461 16.7 35 23.3
Age of Mother < 15 Years 41 0.2 1 0.7
Unmarried Mothers 7,495 36.1 72 48.0
Mothers Using Tobacco 5,244 25.3 54 36.0
Mothers Using Alcohol 244 1.2 3 2.0
White Mothers 19,844 95.7 137 91.3
Black Mothers 742 3.6 13 8.7
Mothers of Other Races 158 0.8 0 0.0



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.