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Topic: Low birthweight among multiple deliveries
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Low birthweight among multiple deliveries: United States, 2003-2013

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• The low birthweight rate among multiple deliveries in the United States was 56.7% in 2013. 
• Between 2003 and 2013, multiple births in the United States increased 6%, from 3.3% to 3.5% of live births. 


  • Low birthweight is less than 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).
  • Multiple deliveries include twin, triplet and higher order deliveries.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved October 10, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.