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Very low birthweight among multiple deliveries: United States, 2018

Percent of live births
RegionPercent
Alabama12.4
Alaska7.8
Arizona9.0
Arkansas10.8
California8.6
Colorado8.4
Connecticut9.3
Delaware9.4
District of Columbia10.2
Florida10.7
Georgia12.0
Hawaii8.7
Idaho7.3
Illinois9.4
Indiana9.1
Iowa7.5
Kansas10.9
Kentucky10.4
Louisiana12.0
Maine6.8
Maryland10.3
Massachusetts10.1
Michigan9.2
Minnesota8.9
Mississippi12.6
Missouri9.1
Montana7.9
Nebraska5.3
Nevada11.1
New Hampshire11.1
New Jersey10.9
New Mexico11.1
New York9.0
North Carolina11.6
North Dakota11.0
Ohio10.3
Oregon7.3
Pennsylvania9.1
Rhode Island9.9
South Carolina11.2
South Dakota7.5
Tennessee10.8
Texas10.3
United States9.8
Utah8.6
Vermont8.2
Virginia10.2
Washington7.7
West Virginia11.5
Wisconsin8.1
Wyoming9.6
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Footnotes

  • Very low birthweight is less than 1500 grams (3 1/3 pounds).
  • Multiple deliveries include twin, triplet and higher order deliveries.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved September 21, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.