Births

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Source: Georgia Department of Public Health, OASIS Web Query Tool, Maternal/Child Health, http://oasis.state.ga.us/. Notes: White and Black figures do not equal total number in every case due to the presence of other minorities not included in either racial category. The Hispanic number is not included in the total because persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Low birth weight is defined as a live birth with a weight of less than 2,500 grams, or approximately 5.8 pounds. Crude Birth Rate = [Total Live Births / Total Population] X 1,000; Low Birth Weight Rate = [Number of Low Weight Births / Total Live Births] X 100. -- Used instead of a rate when the number of events is greater than 0 and less than 5 or when data tabulation is not appropriate. ^1 Rank: 1 = highest. When counties share the same rank, the next lower rank is omitted. Because of rounded data, counties may have identical values shown, but different ranks. ^2 Rank: 1 = lowest. When counties share the same rank, the next lower rank is omitted. Because of rounded data, counties may have identical values shown, but different ranks.