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Table 1.73b
Percent of liveborn infants with low birthweight (less than 2,500 grams), by State, 1998 and 2004
State 2004 1998
Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
United States 331,772 8.1 0.0 298,208 7.6 0.0
Alabama 6,201 10.4 0.1 5,747 9.3 0.1
Alaska 618 6.0 0.2 593 6.0 0.2
Arizona 6,710 7.2 0.1 5,326 6.8 0.1
Arkansas 3,593 9.3 0.1 3,271 8.9 0.1
California 36,454 6.7 0.0 32,476 6.2 0.0
Colorado 6,130 9.0 0.1 5,138 8.6 0.1
Connecticut 3,273 7.8 0.1 3,406 7.8 0.1
Delaware 1,023 9.0 0.3 885 8.4 0.3
District of Columbia 880 11.1 0.4 1,003 13.1 0.4
Florida 18,633 8.5 0.1 15,752 8.1 0.1
Georgia 12,930 9.3 0.1 10,458 8.5 0.1
Hawaii 1,442 7.9 0.2 1,284 7.5 0.2
Idaho 1,529 6.8 0.2 1,164 6.0 0.2
Illinois 15,200 8.4 0.1 14,568 8.0 0.1
Indiana 7,028 8.1 0.1 6,718 7.9 0.1
Iowa 2,686 7.0 0.1 2,385 6.4 0.1
Kansas 2,898 7.3 0.1 2,691 7.0 0.1
Kentucky 4,872 8.8 0.1 4,416 8.1 0.1
Louisiana 7,139 10.9 0.1 6,757 10.1 0.1
Maine 895 6.4 0.2 800 5.8 0.2
Maryland 6,947 9.3 0.1 6,232 8.7 0.1
Massachusetts 6,117 7.8 0.1 5,630 6.9 0.1
Michigan 10,828 8.3 0.1 10,403 7.8 0.1
Minnesota 4,604 6.5 0.1 3,788 5.8 0.1
Mississippi 4,956 11.6 0.2 4,337 10.1 0.1
Missouri 6,429 8.3 0.1 5,890 7.8 0.1
Montana 880 7.6 0.2 754 7.0 0.2
Nebraska 1,854 7.0 0.2 1,534 6.5 0.2
Nevada 2,809 8.0 0.1 2,172 7.6 0.2
New Hampshire 984 6.8 0.2 821 5.7 0.2
New Jersey 9,528 8.3 0.1 9,155 8.0 0.1
New Mexico 2,306 8.1 0.2 2,039 7.6 0.2
New York 20,393 8.2 0.1 20,198 7.8 0.1
North Carolina 10,822 9.0 0.1 9,854 8.8 0.1
North Dakota 539 6.6 0.3 518 6.5 0.3
Ohio 12,637 8.5 0.1 11,817 7.7 0.1
Oklahoma 4,117 8.0 0.1 3,529 7.2 0.1
Oregon 2,758 6.0 0.1 2,426 5.4 0.1
Pennsylvania 11,804 8.2 0.1 11,077 7.6 0.1
Rhode Island 1,025 8.0 0.2 949 7.6 0.2
South Carolina 5,761 10.2 0.1 5,129 9.5 0.1
South Dakota 784 6.9 0.2 599 5.8 0.2
Tennessee 7,273 9.2 0.1 7,008 9.1 0.1
Texas 30,621 8.0 0.0 25,402 7.4 0.0
Utah 3,379 6.7 0.1 3,044 6.7 0.1
Vermont 423 6.4 0.3 428 6.5 0.3
Virginia 8,587 8.3 0.1 7,468 7.9 0.1
Washington 5,063 6.2 0.1 4,543 5.7 0.1
West Virginia 1,937 9.3 0.2 1,669 8.0 0.2
Wisconsin 4,885 7.0 0.1 4,400 6.5 0.1
Wyoming 588 8.6 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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