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

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• During 2011-2013 (average), the low birthweight rate in Albuquerque was highest for black infants (14.7%), followed by Asians (11.5%), Hispanics (9.6%), Native Americans (9.0%) and whites (8.6%). 
• Black infants (14.7%) were about 2 times as likely as white infants (8.6%) 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 24, 2015, from