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Selected Factors by Birthweight of Infant

West Virginia Resident Births, 1996

Table 9

Factor Very Low
Birthweight
< 1,500 grams
Low
Birthweight
1,500 - 2,499 grams
Normal
Birthweight
2,500+ grams
Unknown
Birthweight

Total
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Births 259 1.2 1,399 6.7 19,081 92.0 5 0.0 20,744 100.0
Maternal Age
< 20 Years 63 1.8 257 7.4 3,140 90.7 1 0.0 3,461 100.0
< 15 Years 1 2.4 1 2.4 39 95.1 0 0.0 41 100.0
Maternal Race
White 236 1.2 1,320 6.7 18,283 92.1 5 0.0 19,844 100.0
Black 21 2.8 74 10.0 647 87.2 0 0.0 742 100.0
Other 2 1.3 5 3.2 151 95.6 0 0.0 158 100.0
Births With Known
Prenatal Care
First Trimester 181 1.1 1,012 6.2 15,243 92.7 3 0.0 16,439 100.0
Second Trimester 41 1.3 240 7.8 2,799 90.8 1 0.0 3,081 100.0
Third Trimester 3 0.8 27 6.9 362 92.3 0 0.0 392 100.0
No Prenatal Care 7 4.8 30 20.4 110 74.8 0 0.0 147 100.0
Gestational Age
< 37 Weeks 231 9.7 754 31.6 1,399 58.6 2 0.1 2,386 100.0
37+ Weeks 12 0.1 569 3.3 16,902 96.7 2 0.0 17,485 100.0
Unknown 16 1.8 76 8.7 780 89.3 1 0.1 873 100.0
Mother's Educational Level
8 Years or Less 9 1.4 76 12.1 545 86.5 0 0.0 630 100.0
9-11 Years 65 1.7 355 9.3 3,394 88.9 2 0.1 3,816 100.0
12 Years 107 1.2 584 6.6 8,174 92.2 2 0.0 8,867 100.0
13-15 Years 49 1.1 241 5.4 4,159 93.5 0 0.0 4,449 100.0
16+ Years 27 0.9 138 4.8 2,734 94.3 0 0.0 2,899 100.0
Unknown 2 2.4 5 6.0 75 90.4 1 1.2 83 100.0
Mother's Marital Status
Married 145 1.0 839 5.9 13,253 93.1 3 0.0 14,240 100.0
Not Married 114 1.8 560 8.6 5,828 89.6 2 0.0 6,504 100.0
Infant Mortality Rate * 64 247.1 28 20.0 56 2.9 2 400.0 150 7.2

* Number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births

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.