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Location: Mesa
Topic: Low birthweight by race/ethnicity
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Low birthweight by race/ethnicity: Mesa, 2011-2013 Average

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• During 2011-2013 (average), the low birthweight rate in Mesa was highest for black infants (12.9%), followed by Native Americans (7.5%), Hispanics (6.7%), Asians (6.3%) and whites (5.9%). 
• Black infants (12.9%) were about 2 times as likely as white infants (5.9%) to be born low birthweight during 2011-2013 (average) 

Healthy people 2020

  • Low birthweight: reduce to no more than 7.8% of live births.


  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Low birthweight is less than 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved October 04, 2015, from