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

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• In 2013, the very low birthweight rate among multiple deliveries in the United States was 10.8%. 
• Of all live births in the United States in 2013, 3.5% were multiples. 


  • Very low birthweight is less than 1500 grams (3 1/3 pounds).
  • Multiple deliveries include twin, triplet and higher order deliveries.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved October 09, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.