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FY1997 Annual Report - Table 39A

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 1997
TABLE 39A: IN-HOSPITAL VOLUNTARY PATERNITY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
STATES 1994 1995 1996 1997
ALABAMA 0 0 7,873 5,538
ALASKA 0 0 0 2,203
ARIZONA 4190 752 7,540 12,896
ARKANSAS 0 5,299 5,827 5,314
CALIFORNIA 4,323 13,413 20,482 85,861
COLORADO 0 6,192 5,502 7,439
CONNECTICUT 0 0 1,656 2,256
DELAWARE 0 690 1,454 3,043
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 2,834 375 1,917 4,040
FLORIDA 0 35,552 33,657 9,110
GEORGIA 0 17,120 9,612 7,011
GUAM 0 0 0 0
HAWAII 0 0 0 0
IDAHO 0 1,603 2,082 1,453
ILLINOIS 0 874 4,626 29,220
INDIANA 0 0 0 0
IOWA 0 5,438 4,288 4,643
KANSAS 0 0 0 5,979
KENTUCKY 0 682 1,600 3,244
LOUISIANA 0 0 0 17,021
MAINE 0 0 0 0
MARYLAND 0 2,804 7,802 9,993
MASSACHUSETTS 5,981 10,917 9,909 20,941
MICHIGAN 19,677 20,451 35,929 20,751
MINNESOTA 8,118 8,559 8,250 9,488
MISSISSIPPI 0 0 0 5,719
MISSOURI 0 8,197 17,361 9,825
MONTANA 0 1,701 1,718 863
NEBRASKA 0 815 0 3,401
NEVADA 0 2,601 543 0
NEW HAMPSHIRE 0 2,500 2,537 2,557
NEW JERSEY 0 0 16,567 20,153
NEW MEXICO 0 0 0 0
NEW YORK 6,282 26,110 23,400 42,745
NORTH CAROLINA 0 10,694 15,501 17,668
NORTH DAKOTA 0 0 0 0
OHIO 0 0 0 0
OKLAHOMA 0 0 0 0
OREGON 0 0 0 8,013
PENNSYLVANIA 2,890 4,489 3,097 3,038
PUERTO RICO 0 0 0 21,947
RHODE ISLAND 0 0 0 0
SOUTH CAROLINA 0 0 0 0
SOUTH DAKOTA 0 1,815 1,750 1,930
TENNESSEE 0 11,433 8,775 12,494
TEXAS 11,734 38,642 37,769 37,769
UTAH 0 4,336 4,507 4,507
VERMONT 0 20 81 139
VIRGINIA 5,571 8,256 0 0
VIRGIN ISLAND 0 0 0 10,022
WASHINGTON 9,764 11,050 9,924 11,221
WEST VIRGINIA 0 3,583 0 5,096
WISCONSIN 3,047 0 0 0
WYOMING 0 0 0 0
NATIONWIDE TOTALS 84,411 272,729 324,595 486,551
SOURCE: FORM OCSE-156 LINE 7
NOTE: OCSE ESTIMATES ABOUT 1 MILLION PATERNITIES WERE ESTABLISHED BY CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES DURING THE 1997 FISCAL YEAR. THIS TAKES ACCOUNT OF BOTH THE 803,604 REPORTED BY STATE CHILD SUPPORT AGENCIES AND IN-HOSPITAL ACKNOWLEGEMENTS VOLUNTARILY REPORTED BY SOME STATES. IN-HOSPITAL NUMBERS INCLUDE AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS FOR CHILDREN IN THE IV-D CASELOAD.