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Location: Arkansas
Topic: Low birthweight by race
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Low birthweight by race: Arkansas, 2014-2016 Average

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• During 2014-2016 (average), the low birthweight rate in Arkansas was highest for black infants (14.7%), followed by Asian/Pacific Islanders (8.6%), whites (7.5%) and American Indian/Alaska Natives (7.0%). 
• Black infants (14.7%) were about 2 times as likely as American Indian/Alaska Native infants (7.0%) to be born low birthweight during 2014-2016 (average) 

Healthy people 2020

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


  • Low birthweight is less than 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved November 20, 2019, from