Definition: Estimated percentage of women with a live birth who before age 14 were in foster care or were removed from their homes by a court or child welfare agency (e.g., an estimated 2.9% of California women with a live birth in 2013-2014 had been in foster care or removed from their homes by a court or child welfare agency).
Data Source: California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Program, & University of California, San Francisco, Center on Social Disparities in Health, Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA) Survey (Mar. 2018).
Footnote: MIHA is an annual population-based survey of California resident women with a live birth in the calendar year. Percentages are weighted to represent all women with a live birth in California and counties during the time period. Refer to the MIHA technical notes for information on weighting methods. The notation S refers to estimates that have been suppressed because (a) fewer than 5 women reported being placed in foster care, or (b) the relative standard error for the estimate is greater than 50%. The annotation [!] indicates that the relative standard error for the estimate is between 30% and 50%. N/A means that data are not available.