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

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• During 2011-2013 (average), the low birthweight rate in Tucson was highest for black infants (11.7%), followed by Asians (8.3%), whites (7.2%), Hispanics (6.8%) and Native Americans (6.2%). 
• Black infants (11.7%) were about 2 times as likely as Native American infants (6.2%) 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 November 30, 2015, from