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Location: Illinois
Topic: Low birthweight by race
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Low birthweight by race: Illinois, 2012-2014 Average

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• During 2012-2014 (average), the low birthweight rate in Illinois was highest for black infants (13.5%), followed by Asian/Pacific Islanders (8.8%), American Indian/Alaska Natives (8.7%) and whites (6.9%). 
• Black infants (13.5%) were about 2 times as likely as white infants (6.9%) to be born low birthweight during 2012-2014 (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 April 25, 2018, from