New Jersey


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Location: New Jersey
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Topic: Low birthweight
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Low birthweight: New Jersey, 2006-2016

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• In 2016, 1 in 12 babies (8.1% of live births) was low birthweight in New Jersey. 
• Between 2006 and 2016, the rate of infants born low birthweight in New Jersey declined nearly 6%. 

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 November 12, 2019, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.