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

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• During 2011-2013 (average), the low birthweight rate in Houston was highest for Native American infants (14.4%), followed by blacks (13.8%), Asians (9.5%), whites (7.6%) and Hispanics (7.4%). 
• Native American infants (14.4%) were about 2 times as likely as Hispanic infants (7.4%) 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 October 07, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.