Divorces involving families with children in Washington

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Definitions: Number and percent of total divorces involving families with one or more children of any age. Figures are given for the county of the "Person B's" residence (formerly labeled "wife").

Data Source: The data used for this measure come from the Center for Health Statistics, Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Divorce Data. Data were retrieved on June 21, 2017 from http://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/VitalStatisticsData/DivorceData/DivorceTablesbyTopic.aspx (Divorce Data, Table 5).

Footnotes: Data last updated in June 2017 by Washington KIDS COUNT.

Department of Health technical notes on measurement issues are available at http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/5300/TechnicalNotes.pdf. See pages 5-6 for a discussion of occurrence rates.