The demographic distribution of women and children in a state, county or city can have an impact on the rates of birth outcomes in that area. When comparing the rates of health indicators between different geographic regions, these distributions should be taken into consideration.
| ||The total population of Mississippi in 2012 was 2,984,926.|
| ||In Mississippi in 2012, the population of children under the age of 19 was 788,045.|
| ||In Mississippi in 2012, the population of women ages 15-44 was 602,305.|
| ||During 2010-2012 (average), about 1 in 4 women of childbearing age (ages 15-44) (26.3%) in Mississippi were living in families with incomes below the Federal Poverty Level.|
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US Census Bureau. Population estimates based on bridged race categories released by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Retrieved September 21, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.