| ||In 2014, 55,947 babies, or 1.4% of live births, were very low birthweight in the United States. |
| ||Major risk factors for low birthweight and very low birthweight include multiple births, preterm delivery, smoking, inadequate maternal nutrition, maternal age extremes and short inter-pregnancy interval. |
Healthy people 2020
Very low birthweight: reduce to no more than 1.4% of live births.
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
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