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Topic: Distribution of birthweight categories
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Distribution of birthweight categories: Arkansas, 2016

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• In Arkansas in 2016, 1.6% of live births were very low birthweight, 7.2% were moderately low birthweight and 91.2% were not low birthweight. 
• In 2016, 1 in 11 babies (8.8% of live births) was low birthweight in Arkansas. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Low birthweight: reduce to no more than 7.8% of live births.
  • Very low birthweight: reduce to no more than 1.4% of live births.

Footnotes

  • Not low birthweight is greater than or equal to 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).
  • Low birthweight is less than 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).
  • Very low birthweight is less than 1500 grams (3 1/3 pounds).
  • Moderately low birthweight is 1500-2499 grams.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved November 19, 2019, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.