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Low birthweight: United States, 2014

Percent of live births
RegionPercent
Alabama10.1
Alaska5.9
Arizona7.0
Arkansas8.9
California6.7
Colorado8.8
Connecticut7.6
Delaware8.3
District of Columbia9.8
Florida8.7
Georgia9.5
Hawaii7.9
Idaho6.4
Illinois8.2
Indiana8.0
Iowa6.7
Kansas7.0
Kentucky8.8
Louisiana10.5
Maine7.6
Maryland8.6
Massachusetts7.5
Michigan8.4
Minnesota6.6
Mississippi11.3
Missouri8.2
Montana7.4
Nebraska6.6
Nevada8.3
New Hampshire6.9
New Jersey8.1
New Mexico8.8
New York7.9
North Carolina8.9
North Dakota6.2
Ohio8.5
Oklahoma8.0
Oregon6.2
Pennsylvania8.3
Rhode Island7.1
South Carolina9.4
South Dakota6.5
Tennessee9.0
Texas8.2
United States8.0
Utah7.0
Vermont7.1
Virginia7.9
Washington6.4
West Virginia9.1
Wisconsin7.3
Wyoming9.2
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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 January 22, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.