Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Research & Data Analysis Division


Publication cover for 'CSO Profiles, Birth and Unintended Pregnancy Statistics for Community Services Offices, 1990 to 1997'

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CSO Profiles, Birth and Unintended Pregnancy Statistics for Community Services Offices, 1990 to 1997

This study identifies characteristics of the female population residing within the Department of Social and Health Services Community Services Offices boundaries and subgroups of the total population. The measures reported pertain most directly to women in their typical child-bearing years, from age 15 to age 44, specifically: births covered by Medicaid, unintended pregnancy, number and rates of births, and birth rates at the CSO level. The findings emphasize the importance of considering community values and cultural differences in family planning activities. The communities and subgroups of Washington State have diverse values and beliefs. Family planning information and education need to be available to all women so that every woman is able to make informed decisions based on her personal values.