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Mothers with a high school diploma in Mississippi

Mothers with a high school diploma

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Definition and Source



This data represents mothers who had a child born in [Year] with at least a high school diploma, but less than four years of college.

Race definitions (by race of mother):
The two categories for race used in this publication are white and nonwhite (pre-2013, see footnote).
White includes such groups as Caucasian Anglo-American, Canadian, Cuban, French, Greek, Hispanic, Latin American, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Swedish, etc.
Nonwhite includes such groups as Black, African-American, American Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, Filipino, and all other groups not considered as white.

Data Source

Mississippi State Department of Health. Public Health Statistics. [Year] Summary Statistics by County.

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Updated August 2021.
Educational attainment level is the sum (for either number or percent) from the categories of 12 Years and 1-3 Years of College. For 2013 and later, this is the sum from the categories of "High school grad. or GED completed," "Some college, no degree," and "Associate degree."
Beginning with 2013 data, MSDH has replaced the "Nonwhite" category with "Black."

Last Updated

August 2021