Alabama


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Location: Alabama
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Topic: Low birthweight by race
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Low birthweight by race: Alabama, 2016-2018 Average

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• During 2016-2018 (average), the low birthweight rate in Alabama was highest for black infants (15.6%), followed by American Indian/Alaska Natives (9.5%), Asian/Pacific Islanders (9.5%) and whites (8.0%). 
• Black infants (15.6%) were about 2 times as likely as white infants (8.0%) to be born low birthweight during 2016-2018 (average) 

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).

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved May 30, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.