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Table 1.66d
Percent of liveborn infants with very low birthweight (less than 1,500 grams), by State, 1998 and 2003
  2003 1998
State Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
United States 59,217 1.4 0.0 56,976 1.4 0.0
Alabama 1,197 2.0 0.1 1,214 2.0 0.1
Alaska 95 0.9 0.1 123 1.2 0.1
Arizona 994 1.1 0.0 881 1.1 0.0
Arkansas 610 1.6 0.1 617 1.7 0.1
California 6,293 1.2 0.0 5,986 1.1 0.0
Colorado 890 1.3 0.0 794 1.3 0.0
Connecticut 626 1.5 0.1 734 1.7 0.1
Delaware 231 2.0 0.1 178 1.7 0.1
District of Columbia 169 2.2 0.2 234 3.0 0.2
Florida 3,292 1.6 0.0 3,095 1.6 0.0
Georgia 2,373 1.7 0.0 2,150 1.8 0.0
Hawaii 252 1.4 0.1 231 1.4 0.1
Idaho 224 1.0 0.1 189 1.0 0.1
Illinois 2,914 1.6 0.0 2,868 1.6 0.0
Indiana 1,211 1.4 0.0 1,170 1.4 0.0
Iowa 436 1.1 0.1 461 1.2 0.1
Kansas 441 1.1 0.1 533 1.4 0.1
Kentucky 847 1.5 0.1 881 1.6 0.1
Louisiana 1,398 2.2 0.1 1,416 2.1 0.1
Maine 159 1.1 0.1 132 1.0 0.1
Maryland 1,386 1.9 0.0 1,322 1.8 0.0
Massachusetts 1,093 1.4 0.0 1,047 1.3 0.0
Michigan 2,155 1.6 0.0 2,038 1.5 0.0
Minnesota 742 1.1 0.0 678 1.0 0.0
Mississippi 952 2.2 0.1 850 2.0 0.1
Missouri 1,215 1.6 0.0 1,053 1.4 0.0
Montana 120 1.1 0.1 113 1.0 0.1
Nebraska 310 1.2 0.1 300 1.3 0.1
Nevada 431 1.3 0.1 355 1.2 0.1
New Hampshire 165 1.1 0.1 158 1.1 0.1
New Jersey 1,840 1.6 0.0 1,860 1.6 0.0
New Mexico 318 1.1 0.1 288 1.1 0.1
New York 3,846 1.5 0.0 3,886 1.5 0.0
North Carolina 2,099 1.8 0.0 2,102 1.9 0.0
North Dakota 86 1.1 0.1 107 1.3 0.1
Ohio 2,325 1.6 0.0 2,291 1.5 0.0
Oklahoma 608 1.2 0.0 647 1.3 0.1
Oregon 465 1.0 0.0 400 0.9 0.0
Pennsylvania 2,252 1.5 0.0 2,222 1.5 0.0
Rhode Island 227 1.7 0.1 209 1.7 0.1
South Carolina 1,149 2.1 0.1 1,064 2.0 0.1
South Dakota 120 1.1 0.1 120 1.2 0.1
Tennessee 1,316 1.7 0.0 1,302 1.7 0.0
Texas 5,121 1.4 0.0 4,517 1.3 0.0
Utah 516 1.0 0.0 453 1.0 0.0
Vermont 75 1.1 0.1 90 1.4 0.1
Virginia 1,590 1.6 0.0 1,574 1.7 0.0
Washington 790 1.0 0.0 854 1.1 0.0
West Virginia 282 1.3 0.1 302 1.5 0.1
Wisconsin 897 1.3 0.0 814 1.2 0.0
Wyoming 74 1.1 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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