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Location: New York City
Topic: Distribution of birthweight categories
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Distribution of birthweight categories: New York City, 2013

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• In New York City in 2013, 1.4% of live births were very low birthweight, 7.0% were moderately low birthweight and 91.6% were not low birthweight. 
• In 2013, 1 in 12 babies (8.4% of live births) was low birthweight in New York City. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Low birthweight: reduce to no more than 7.8% of live births.
  • Very low birthweight: reduce to no more than 1.4% of live births.


  • Not low birthweight is greater than or equal to 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).
  • Low birthweight is less than 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).
  • Very low birthweight is less than 1500 grams (3 1/3 pounds).
  • Moderately low birthweight is 1500-2499 grams.


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