Arkansas


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Topic: Low birthweight by race
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Low birthweight by race: Arkansas, 2016-2018 Average

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• During 2016-2018 (average), the low birthweight rate in Arkansas was highest for black infants (14.9%), followed by Asian/Pacific Islanders (8.7%), whites (7.6%) and American Indian/Alaska Natives (6.8%). 
• Black infants (14.9%) were about 2 times as likely as American Indian/Alaska Native infants (6.8%) 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 July 05, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.