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

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• During 2011-2013 (average), the very low birthweight rate in Tucson was highest for black infants (1.7%), followed by Native Americans (1.2%), Hispanics (1.0%) and whites (1.0%). 
• Black infants (1.7%) were about 2 times as likely as white infants (1.0%) to be born very low birthweight during 2011-2013 (average). 

Healthy people 2020

  • Very low birthweight: reduce to no more than 1.4% of live births.


  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Very low birthweight is less than 1500 grams (3 1/3 pounds).


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved December 01, 2015, from