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Topic: Very low birthweight by race/ethnicity
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Very low birthweight by race/ethnicity: Columbus, 2011-2013 Average

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• During 2011-2013 (average), the very low birthweight rate in Columbus was highest for black infants (3.1%), followed by whites (1.5%), Asians (1.4%) and Hispanics (1.3%). 
• Black infants (3.1%) were about 2 times as likely as Hispanic infants (1.3%) to be born very low birthweight during 2011-2013 (average). 

Healthy people 2020

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


  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Very low birthweight is less than 1500 grams (3 1/3 pounds).


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved November 29, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.