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Location: Alabama
Topic: Low birthweight by race/ethnicity
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Low birthweight by race/ethnicity: Alabama, 2012-2014 Average

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• During 2012-2014 (average), the low birthweight rate in Alabama was highest for black infants (14.9%), followed by American Indian/Alaska Natives (9.8%), Asian/Pacific Islanders (8.9%), whites (8.0%) and Hispanics (6.7%). 
• Black infants (14.9%) were about 2 times as likely as Hispanic infants (6.7%) to be born low birthweight during 2012-2014 (average) 

Healthy people 2020

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


  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Low birthweight is less than 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved January 23, 2018, from