Divorce rate

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Definitions: Number of divorces per 1,000 persons in the population. Divorce rates are based in the county of residence.

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 November 15, 2017 from http://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/VitalStatisticsData/DivorceData/DivorceTablesbyTopic.aspx  (Divorce Data, Table 1).

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

Divorce rates based on county of residence for "Person B," formerly labeled as "Wife" for 2012 and all previous years. 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.