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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of liveborn infants with low and very low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams, less than 1,500 grams)

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 16-10.

Tables

1.62a Percent of liveborn infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams), United States, 1998 and 2002.

1.62b Percent of liveborn infants with very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams), United States, 1998 and 2002.

1.62c Percent of liveborn infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams), by State, 1998 and 2002.

1.62d Percent of liveborn infants with very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams), by State, 1998 and 2002.

Data Source

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

Denominator

Number of live births.

Numerator

Number of live births with birth weight of less than 2,500 grams (5 lbs. 8 oz) or less than 1,500 grams (3 lbs. 3 oz).

Infant mortality per 1,000 live births. Percent of pregnant women receiving prenatal care in the first trimester.

 

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