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Infants Born to Mothers with <12 Years Education

This indicator measures the percentage of infants born to mothers with less than 12 years of education.
This value refers to infants born to mothers who did not graduate from high school.

Infants Born to Mothers with <12 Years Education

21.1
27.2
Comparison: TX Counties 

21.2

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

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Categories: Health / Family Planning, Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Education / Educational Attainment in Adult Population
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 254 Texas counties.
Percentages based on fewer than 20 events are considered unreliable and should be interpreted with caution. Please consult the source for number of events.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: November 2014
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Why is this important?

Parents' educational attainment has a profound impact on the condition of families. There is a strong relationship between parents' educational attainment and poverty, literacy, and educational attainment rates for children. Education is directly related to higher earnings and greater job security. In addition, higher educational attainment is associated with better neighborhoods and schools, lower divorce rates and better overall health.

Infants Born to Mothers with <12 Years Education : Time Series

2005: 41.0 2006: 34.9 2007: 24.0 2008: 20.7 2009: 20.1 2010: 23.2 2011: 22.7 2012: 21.2

percent

Infants Born to Mothers with <12 Years Education by Maternal Age

<15: 97.0 15-17: 77.5 18-19: 32.8 20-29: 19.7 30-39: 15.1 40+: 18.0 Overall: 21.2

percent

Infants Born to Mothers with <12 Years Education by Maternal Race/Ethnicity

Black: 21.0 Hispanic: 28.5 Other: 14.3 White: 7.4 Overall: 21.2

percent

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Infants Born to Mothers with <12 Years Education

Comparison: Prior Value 

21.2

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

View Every County

Categories: Health / Family Planning, Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health, Education / Educational Attainment in Adult Population
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Percentages based on fewer than 20 events are considered unreliable and should be interpreted with caution. Please consult the source for number of events.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: November 2014

Why is this important?

Parents' educational attainment has a profound impact on the condition of families. There is a strong relationship between parents' educational attainment and poverty, literacy, and educational attainment rates for children. Education is directly related to higher earnings and greater job security. In addition, higher educational attainment is associated with better neighborhoods and schools, lower divorce rates and better overall health.

Infants Born to Mothers with <12 Years Education : Time Series

2005: 41.0 2006: 34.9 2007: 24.0 2008: 20.7 2009: 20.1 2010: 23.2 2011: 22.7 2012: 21.2

percent

Infants Born to Mothers with <12 Years Education by Maternal Age

<15: 97.0 15-17: 77.5 18-19: 32.8 20-29: 19.7 30-39: 15.1 40+: 18.0 Overall: 21.2

percent

Infants Born to Mothers with <12 Years Education by Maternal Race/Ethnicity

Black: 21.0 Hispanic: 28.5 Other: 14.3 White: 7.4 Overall: 21.2

percent

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