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Approximately six out of 1,000 babies in Texas die before their first birthday, and premature birth is a leading case. Often, a woman’s health before pregnancy is a greater predictor than her prenatal health for potential complications to her and her future baby.

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Natality Statistics - Smith, Region 4 and Texas, 2009:

 SmithRegion 4Texas
Total Live Births3,10214,993401,599
Adolescent Mothers Under 18 Years of Age (%)4.4%4.9%4.7%
Unmarried Mothers (%)43.3%46.1%42.6%
Low Birth Weight (%)8.0%8.4%8.5%
Onset of Prenatal Care w/in First Trimester (%)45.5%52.8%58.6%

Low Birth Weight Statistics, Smith County & Texas, 2005-2010:

Race/EthnicitySmith Co. Rate*Smith NumberTexas Rate*Texas Number
All Races1.62381.529,145
White1.3991.38,649
Black2.9843.16,947
Hispanic1.2511.312,440
Other1.441.31,089

*Information Source: Smith County Assessment 10-22-2013