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Escambia County motherhood by the numbers

Credit: Sacred Heart Hospital.

What is motherhood in Escambia County by the numbers?

I spent some time in the Florida Department of Health’s 2015 data about the women who gave birth in 2015.

Based on that data, a “typical” Escambia County mother is a white, unmarried woman between 20-29. When it comes to her education level, there is a 64.2% chance she is in the group that has a high school diploma, some college or an associate’s degree. There is a 54.4% chance she was eligible for the Women, Infants and Children aid program. There is a 57.8% chance she had adequate prenatal care throughout her pregnancy. There is a 75% chance she will at least try to breastfeed.

It shows 3,902 births to Escambia County women for 2015. Most of those moms — 3,888 — are between 15 and 44 years of age.

— 273 moms were between 15-19.

— 1,084 moms were between 20-24.

— 1,275 moms were between 25-29.

— 865 moms were between 30-34.

— 334 moms were between 35-39

It shows that 2,123 women participated in the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program.  

Regarding, mom’s education level:

— 547 moms had less than a high school diploma.

— 1,678 have a diploma or GED.

— 404 have some college but no degree.

— 425 have an associate’s degree.

— 590 have a bachelor’s degree.

— 183 have a master’s degree.

— 58 had a PhD.

Data shows 52% of moms were not married, and 57.8% of moms had adequate prenatal care throughout their pregnancy.

Explore the data by clicking here.