Rhode Island


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

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• During 2012-2014 (average), the low birthweight rate in Rhode Island was highest for black infants (9.8%), followed by Asian/Pacific Islanders (8.5%), American Indian/Alaska Natives (8.1%) and whites (6.9%). 

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 April 25, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.