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Table 1.62d
Percent of live-born infants with very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams), by State, 1998 and 2002
  2002 1998
State Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
United States 58,544 1.5 0.0 56,976 1.4 0.0
Alabama 1,206 2.0 0.1 1,214 2.0 0.1
Alaska 92 0.9 0.1 123 1.2 0.1
Arizona 958 1.1 0.0 881 1.1 0.0
Arkansas 578 1.5 0.1 617 1.7 0.1
California 6,075 1.1 0.0 5,986 1.1 0.0
Colorado 885 1.3 0.0 794 1.3 0.0
Connecticut 664 1.6 0.1 734 1.7 0.1
Delaware 219 2.0 0.1 178 1.7 0.1
District of Columbia 200 2.7 0.2 234 3.0 0.2
Florida 3,295 1.6 0.0 3,095 1.6 0.0
Georgia 2,287 1.7 0.0 2,150 1.8 0.0
Hawaii 266 1.5 0.1 231 1.4 0.1
Idaho 195 0.9 0.1 189 1.0 0.1
Illinois 2,968 1.6 0.0 2,868 1.6 0.0
Indiana 1,172 1.4 0.0 1,170 1.4 0.0
Iowa 433 1.2 0.1 461 1.2 0.1
Kansas 505 1.3 0.1 533 1.4 0.1
Kentucky 878 1.6 0.1 881 1.6 0.1
Louisiana 1,312 2.0 0.1 1,416 2.1 0.1
Maine 159 1.2 0.1 132 1.0 0.1
Maryland 1,394 1.9 0.1 1,322 1.8 0.0
Massachusetts 1,089 1.4 0.0 1,047 1.3 0.0
Michigan 2,032 1.6 0.0 2,038 1.5 0.0
Minnesota 814 1.2 0.0 678 1.0 0.0
Mississippi 922 2.2 0.1 850 2.0 0.1
Missouri 1,162 1.5 0.0 1,053 1.4 0.0
Montana 122 1.1 0.1 113 1.0 0.1
Nebraska 327 1.3 0.1 300 1.3 0.1
Nevada 412 1.3 0.1 355 1.2 0.1
New Hampshire 157 1.1 0.1 158 1.1 0.1
New Jersey 1,760 1.5 0.0 1,860 1.6 0.0
New Mexico 343 1.2 0.1 288 1.1 0.1
New York 3,825 1.5 0.0 3,886 1.5 0.0
North Carolina 2,138 1.8 0.0 2,102 1.9 0.0
North Dakota 84 1.1 0.1 107 1.3 0.1
Ohio 2,391 1.6 0.0 2,291 1.5 0.0
Oklahoma 638 1.3 0.1 647 1.3 0.1
Oregon 463 1.0 0.0 400 0.9 0.0
Pennsylvania 2,299 1.6 0.0 2,222 1.5 0.0
Rhode Island 224 1.7 0.1 209 1.7 0.1
South Carolina 1,045 1.9 0.1 1,064 2.0 0.1
South Dakota 94 0.9 0.1 120 1.2 0.1
Tennessee 1,333 1.7 0.0 1,302 1.7 0.0
Texas 4,973 1.3 0.0 4,517 1.3 0.0
Utah 466 0.9 0.0 453 1.0 0.0
Vermont 68 1.1 0.1 90 1.4 0.1
Virginia 1,616 1.6 0.0 1,574 1.7 0.0
Washington 780 1.0 0.0 854 1.1 0.0
West Virginia 307 1.5 0.1 302 1.5 0.1
Wisconsin 852 1.2 0.0 814 1.2 0.0
Wyoming 67 1.0 0.1 73 1.2 0.1

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

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