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Low birthweight among singleton deliveries: New Jersey, 2007-2018

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• In 2018, the low birthweight rate among singletons (one baby) in New Jersey was 6.1%. 
• While the overall low birthweight rate in New Jersey declined 6% between 2008 and 2018, the percentage of singleton infants born low birthweight was unchanged. 

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 August 13, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.