This module creates statistics on births to Wisconsin residents, focusing on low birthweight and premature births. It
provides data on the number and geographic location of births and selected characteristics of the mother, the infant, and
their health care.
This revision adds 2011 and 2012 birth data to the module.
To define your query, you may focus on certain counties, regions or local health departments for the most recent year or
a range of years since 1989. You may also select specific maternal characteristics, such as mother's age, education,
marital status, or race/ethnicity. You may select characteristics of the infant, such as gestational age or birthweight.
You may also request data about prenatal care or the delivery method.
Finally, choose row and column variables for your table from a list that includes geographic areas, years, maternal or
infant characteristics, and health care.
If you submit your request at this point, you will see results for Wisconsin statewide for the latest available year of data (2012).
Step 2. Choose One or More Geographic Areas
You can ask for data for the entire state of Wisconsin or for smaller geographic areas. All locations refer to residence of
State: Click on the "Wisconsin statewide" button (the default option). Region: Click on the "Region" button. Then select one region, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple
regions. County: Click on the "County" button. Then select one county, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple
counties. City:Click on the "City" button. Then select one city name, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple
cities. Milwaukee: Click on the "City of Milwaukee" button. Then click on one of the ZIP codes, or hold down the Control
(Ctrl) key and select multiple ZIP codes. Local Health Department: Click on the "Local Health Department" button. Then select one health department, or hold down
the Control (Ctrl) key and select multiple health departments.
Note: To see results for individual areas, first select the areas of interest here, then choose "Geographic Area" as a ROW or COLUMN
Step 3. Choose One or More Years
You can see data for the latest available year (2012). Or you can choose to see one or more single years, or one or more groups of years.
If you are requesting data for an area or group with few annual births, it may be useful to combine years of data. WISH suppresses small
numbers (cell size less than 5) to comply with Wisconsin vital records data privacy guidelines.
One or more years: Click on the "One or more years" button. Then select a year, or hold down the Control (Ctrl) key
and select more than one year.
Specify your own years: Click on this button, then enter the years of interest, one per box or as a range.
Note: To see results for a series of years (or a series of year groups), first select the years of interest here, then choose "Year(s)" as
a ROW or COLUMN variable in Step 5 or 6 below.
Choose Specific Characteristics (Optional)
This limits your analysis to a specific subpopulation. (Example: Births to mothers 18-19 years of age, non-Hispanic white, who used
tobacco during pregnancy.) Choose one or more characteristics to focus your analysis.