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Location: New York City
Topic: Low birthweight by race
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Low birthweight by race: New York City, 2011-2013 Average

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• During 2011-2013 (average), the low birthweight rate in New York City was highest for black infants (11.4%), followed by Asians (7.9%), Native Americans (7.9%) and whites (7.0%). 
• Black infants (11.4%) were about 2 times as likely as white infants (7.0%) to be born low birthweight during 2011-2013 (average) 

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 30, 2015, from