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Summary Totals

West Virginia Resident Births, 1996

Table 5

Number Percent of Total
Total 20,744 100.0
Sex
Male 10,595 51.1
Female 10,149 48.9
Race of Mother
White 19,844 95.7
Black 742 3.6
Other 158 0.8
Attendant at Birth
Physician 19,321 93.1
Certified Nurse Midwife 1,320 6.4
Lay Midwife 34 0.2
EMT/Paramedic 16 0.1
Other 51 0.2
Unknown 2 0.0
Place of Birth
Hospital 20,623 99.4
Freestanding Birthing Center 38 0.2
Home 65 0.3
En route to Hospital 14 0.1
Other Specified Address (Not Home) 2 0.0
Clinic or Center 1 0.0
Unknown 1 0.0
Mother's Marital Status
White
Married 13,912 70.1
Not Married 5,932 29.9
Black
Married 193 26.0
Not Married 549 74.0
Other
Married 135 85.4
Not Married 23 14.6


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.