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Topic: Low birthweight among singleton deliveries
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Low birthweight among singleton deliveries: Detroit, 2003-2013

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• In 2013, the low birthweight rate among singletons (one baby) in Detroit was 10.9%. 
• While the overall low birthweight rate in Detroit declined more than 4% between 2003 and 2013, the percentage of singleton infants born low birthweight declined nearly 7%. 

Healthy people 2020

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


  • Low birthweight is less than 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved November 25, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.