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Table 1.57c: Percent of liveborn infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams), by State, 1998 and 2001

  2001 1998
State Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
             
United States 308,747 7.7 0.0 298,208 7.6 0.0
             
Alabama 5,812 9.6 0.1 5,747 9.3 0.1
Alaska 566 5.7 0.2 593 6.0 0.2
Arizona 5,957 7.0 0.1 5,326 6.8 0.1
Arkansas 3,250 8.8 0.1 3,271 8.9 0.1
California 33,228 6.3 0.0 32,476 6.2 0.0
Colorado 57,20 8.5 0.1 5,138 8.6 0.1
Connecticut 3,143 7.4 0.1 3,406 7.8 0.1
Delaware 996 9.3 0.3 885 8.4 0.3
District of Columbia 924 12.1 0.4 1,003 13.1 0.4
Florida 16,776 8.2 0.1 15,752 8.1 0.1
Georgia 11,750 8.8 0.1 10,458 8.5 0.1
Hawaii 1,385 8.1 0.2 1,284 7.5 0.2
Idaho 1,326 6.4 0.2 1,164 6.0 0.2
Illinois 14,731 8.0 0.1 14,568 8.0 0.1
Indiana 6,569 7.6 0.1 6,718 7.9 0.1
Iowa 2,409 6.4 0.1 2,385 6.4 0.1
Kansas 2,709 7.0 0.1 2,691 7.0 0.1
Kentucky 4,539 8.3 0.1 4,416 8.1 0.1
Louisiana 6,825 10.4 0.1 6,757 10.1 0.1
Maine 830 6.0 0.2 800 5.8 0.2
Maryland 6,580 9.0 0.1 6,232 8.7 0.1
Massachusetts 5,773 7.2 0.1 5,630 6.9 0.1
Michigan 10,642 8.0 0.1 10,403 7.8 0.1
Minnesota 4,254 6.3 0.1 3,788 5.8 0.1
Mississippi 4,505 10.7 0.2 4,337 10.1 0.1
Missouri 5,741 7.6 0.1 5,890 7.8 0.1
Montana 758 6.9 0.2 754 7.0 0.2
Nebraska 1,649 6.6 0.2 1,534 6.5 0.2
Nevada 2,380 7.6 0.1 2,172 7.6 0.2
New Hampshire 957 6.5 0.2 821 5.7 0.2
New Jersey 9,170 7.9 0.1 9,155 8.0 0.1
New Mexico 2,145 7.9 0.2 2,039 7.6 0.2
New York 19,481 7.7 0.1 20,198 7.8 0.1
North Carolina 10,572 8.9 0.1 9,854 8.8 0.1
North Dakota 472 6.2 0.3 518 6.5 0.3
Ohio 12,094 8.0 0.1 11,817 7.7 0.1
Oklahoma 3,908 7.8 0.1 3,529 7.2 0.1
Oregon 2,512 5.5 0.1 2,426 5.4 0.1
Pennsylvania 11,346 7.9 0.1 11,077 7.6 0.1
Rhode Island 931 7.3 0.2 949 7.6 0.2
South Carolina 5,340 9.6 0.1 5,129 9.5 0.1
South Dakota 671 6.4 0.2 599 5.8 0.2
Tennessee 7,212 9.2 0.1 7,008 9.1 0.1
Texas 27,603 7.6 0.0 25,402 7.4 0.0
Utah 3,077 6.4 0.1 3,044 6.7 0.1
Vermont 377 5.9 0.3 428 6.5 0.3
Virginia 7,761 7.9 0.1 7,468 7.9 0.1
Washington 4,599 5.8 0.1 4,543 5.7 0.1
West Virginia 1,730 8.5 0.2 1,669 8.0 0.2
Wisconsin 4,552 6.6 0.1 4,400 6.5 0.1
Wyoming 510 8.3 0.4 557 8.9 0.4
             

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Natality.

 

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