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

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• During 2012-2014 (average), the low birthweight rate in Montana was highest for black infants (12.3%), followed by Asian/Pacific Islanders (10.9%), American Indian/Alaska Natives (9.2%) and whites (7.0%). 
• Black infants (12.3%) were about 2 times as likely as white infants (7.0%) 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 January 17, 2018, from