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Table 1.66c
Percent of liveborn infants with low birthweight (less than 2,500 grams), by State, 1998 and 2003
  2003 1998
State Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
United States 324,064 7.9 0.0 298,208 7.6 0.0
Alabama 5,923 10.0 0.1 5,747 9.3 0.1
Alaska 600 6.0 0.2 593 6.0 0.2
Arizona 6,414 7.1 0.1 5,326 6.8 0.1
Arkansas 3,348 8.9 0.1 3,271 8.9 0.1
California 35,628 6.6 0.0 32,476 6.2 0.0
Colorado 6,224 9.0 0.1 5,138 8.6 0.1
Connecticut 3,218 7.5 0.1 3,406 7.8 0.1
Delaware 1,068 9.4 0.3 885 8.4 0.3
District of Columbia 833 10.0 0.3 1,003 13.1 0.4
Florida 18,007 8.5 0.1 15,752 8.1 0.1
Georgia 12,205 9.0 0.1 10,458 8.5 0.1
Hawaii 1,554 8.6 0.2 1,284 7.5 0.2
Idaho 1,413 6.5 0.2 1,164 6.0 0.2
Illinois 15,081 8.3 0.1 14,568 8.0 0.1
Indiana 6,767 7.9 0.1 6,718 7.9 0.1
Iowa 2,512 6.6 0.1 2,385 6.4 0.1
Kansas 2,908 7.4 0.1 2,691 7.0 0.1
Kentucky 4,809 8.7 0.1 4,416 8.1 0.1
Louisiana 6,944 10.0 0.1 6,757 10.1 0.1
Maine 904 6.5 0.2 800 5.8 0.2
Maryland 6,782 9.1 0.1 6,232 8.7 0.1
Massachusetts 6,095 7.6 0.1 5,630 6.9 0.1
Michigan 10,706 8.2 0.1 10,403 7.8 0.1
Minnesota 4,374 6.2 0.1 3,788 5.8 0.1
Mississippi 4,846 11.0 0.2 4,337 10.1 0.1
Missouri 6,169 8.0 0.1 5,890 7.8 0.1
Montana 776 6.8 0.2 754 7.0 0.2
Nebraska 1,792 6.9 0.2 1,534 6.5 0.2
Nevada 2,716 8.1 0.1 2,172 7.6 0.2
New Hampshire 895 6.2 0.2 821 5.7 0.2
New Jersey 9,498 8.1 0.1 9,155 8.0 0.1
New Mexico 2,346 8.5 0.2 2,039 7.6 0.2
New York 19,985 7.9 0.1 20,198 7.8 0.1
North Carolina 10,631 9.0 0.1 9,854 8.8 0.1
North Dakota 517 6.5 0.3 518 6.5 0.3
Ohio 12,477 8.3 0.1 11,817 7.7 0.1
Oklahoma 3,951 7.8 0.1 3,529 7.2 0.1
Oregon 2,822 6.1 0.1 2,426 5.4 0.1
Pennsylvania 11,718 8.1 0.1 11,077 7.6 0.1
Rhode Island 1,127 8.5 0.2 949 7.6 0.2
South Carolina 5,595 10.0 0.1 5,129 9.5 0.1
South Dakota 732 6.6 0.2 599 5.8 0.2
Tennessee 7,380 9.4 0.1 7,008 9.1 0.1
Texas 29,745 7.9 0.0 25,402 7.4 0.0
Utah 3,260 6.5 0.1 3,044 6.7 0.1
Vermont 460 7.0 0.3 428 6.5 0.3
Virginia 8,297 8.2 0.1 7,468 7.9 0.1
Washington 4,843 6.0 0.1 4,543 5.7 0.1
West Virginia 1,808 8.6 0.2 1,669 8.0 0.2
Wisconsin 4,764 6.8 0.1 4,400 6.5 0.1
Wyoming 597 8.9 0.3 557 8.9 0.4

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

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