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Percentages represent change over the time period displayed.

Infant Deaths

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Infant mortality rates in a locality act as an indicator for a population's access to health care and quality of health services. Northern Virginia has lower rates of infant mortality than the state average, likely reflecting the region's stronger access to health care and high quality services.  
Source: Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Low Birth Weight Rates

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Low birth weights are associated with lower survival rates for infants, and developmental and cognitive disorders in life. Access to quality prenatal care is important for preventing low birth weights.
Source: Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Non-Elderly Residents Who Do Not Have Health Insurance

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Although more people have gained health insurance in recent years, many non-elderly residents of Northern Virginia still have no health insurance.
Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey
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Residents who did not work at home and traveled over 45 minutes to work

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Travel time to work can affect local economies and quality of life. In areas of congestion in Northern Virginia, travel times vary widely by locality and many commute 45 minutes or more each way.
Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey
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Residents who Have at Least One Disability

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Having a disability can impact someone’s ability get around their community, find and maintain a job, and support their family. Self-reported disability rates are lower in Northern Virginia than elsewhere in Virginia and are relatively similar across localities.
Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey
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Workers who Drive Alone to Work

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Northern Virginia has a lower share of workers that transport themselves to work by driving alone than the rest of the state. Reducing the share of workers who drive alone to work can reduce congestion.
Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey
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Youth Disconnected from Both Work and School

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Youth in the age range of 16 to 24 who do not have jobs and are not in school are referred to as disconnected youth. This group is often overlooked, but is at a high risk of getting involved in the criminal justice system or hurting their future employment prospects.
Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey in IPUMs
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