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Low birthweight: Atlanta, 2003-2013

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• In 2013, 1 in 9 babies (10.8% of live births) was low birthweight in Atlanta. 
• Between 2003 and 2013, the rate of infants born low birthweight in Atlanta increased nearly 4%. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Low birthweight: reduce to no more than 7.8% of live births.

Footnotes

  • Low birthweight is less than 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).
  • Natality data for Georgia in 2008 did not include city of residence. Therefore, data for Atlanta are not available for 2008.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved July 24, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.