Stats show two people remarried for 10th time each

Published 5:11 pm Monday, December 24, 2007

Two people in Mississippi got married in 2006 for the 10th time each, according to the state Department of Health’s vital statistics report for 2006.

The report, which is a snapshot of Mississippi life, including birth, death, marriage and divorce, was released last week.

Among other interesting statistics: Harrison and George counties have higher fertility rates than the state average at 80 and 84 live births per 1,000 population. The state averages 75 live births per 1,000 population.

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About 100 Mississippians have 10 or more children, the report said.

At least five 14-year-olds tried to get married last year. The report said there were four divorces due to bigamy across the state. However, it is unclear if the divorces were among people married to the same person, or to other people.

More than 6,000 women gained 45 or more pounds during pregnancy in 2006, and about 2,000 gained less than 10 pounds.

The report said two people were struck by lightning in 2006.