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Low birthweight among multiple deliveries: Boston, 2003-2013

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• The low birthweight rate among multiple deliveries in Boston was 54.0% in 2013. 
• Between 2003 and 2013, multiple births in Boston increased more than 13%, from 3.7% to 4.2% of live births. 


  • Low birthweight is less than 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).
  • Multiple deliveries include twin, triplet and higher order deliveries.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved November 30, 2015, from