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Table 1.73d
Percent of liveborn infants with very low birthweight (less than 1,500 grams), by State, 1998 and 2004
State 2004 1998
Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
United States 60,640 1.5 0.0 56,976 1.4 0.0
Alabama 1,168 2.0 0.1 1,214 2.0 0.1
Alaska 120 1.2 0.1 123 1.2 0.1
Arizona 1,077 1.2 0.0 881 1.1 0.0
Arkansas 671 1.7 0.1 617 1.7 0.1
California 6,393 1.2 0.0 5,986 1.1 0.0
Colorado 874 1.3 0.0 794 1.3 0.0
Connecticut 647 1.5 0.1 734 1.7 0.1
Delaware 181 1.6 0.1 178 1.7 0.1
District of Columbia 219 2.8 0.2 234 3.0 0.2
Florida 3,457 1.6 0.0 3,095 1.6 0.0
Georgia 2,512 1.8 0.0 2,150 1.8 0.0
Hawaii 242 1.3 0.1 231 1.4 0.1
Idaho 254 1.1 0.1 189 1.0 0.1
Illinois 2,982 1.7 0.0 2,868 1.6 0.0
Indiana 1,245 1.4 0.0 1,170 1.4 0.0
Iowa 499 1.3 0.1 461 1.2 0.1
Kansas 542 1.4 0.1 533 1.4 0.1
Kentucky 888 1.6 0.1 881 1.6 0.1
Louisiana 1,359 2.1 0.1 1,416 2.1 0.1
Maine 146 1.0 0.1 132 1.0 0.1
Maryland 1,486 2.0 0.1 1,322 1.8 0.0
Massachusetts 1,134 1.4 0.0 1,047 1.3 0.0
Michigan 2,101 1.6 0.0 2,038 1.5 0.0
Minnesota 801 1.1 0.0 678 1.0 0.0
Mississippi 935 2.2 0.1 850 2.0 0.1
Missouri 1,169 1.5 0.0 1,053 1.4 0.0
Montana 126 1.1 0.1 113 1.0 0.1
Nebraska 323 1.2 0.1 300 1.3 0.1
Nevada 440 1.3 0.1 355 1.2 0.1
New Hampshire 175 1.2 0.1 158 1.1 0.1
New Jersey 1,767 1.5 0.0 1,860 1.6 0.0
New Mexico 360 1.3 0.1 288 1.1 0.1
New York 3,916 1.6 0.0 3,886 1.5 0.0
North Carolina 2,268 1.9 0.0 2,102 1.9 0.0
North Dakota 109 1.3 0.1 107 1.3 0.1
Ohio 2,309 1.6 0.0 2,291 1.5 0.0
Oklahoma 670 1.3 0.1 647 1.3 0.1
Oregon 491 1.1 0.0 400 0.9 0.0
Pennsylvania 2,303 1.6 0.0 2,222 1.5 0.0
Rhode Island 184 1.4 0.1 209 1.7 0.1
South Carolina 1,186 2.1 0.1 1,064 2.0 0.1
South Dakota 136 1.2 0.1 120 1.2 0.1
Tennessee 1,139 1.4 0.0 1,302 1.7 0.0
Texas 5,347 1.4 0.0 4,517 1.3 0.0
Utah 512 1.0 0.0 453 1.0 0.0
Vermont 57 0.9 0.1 90 1.4 0.1
Virginia 1,602 1.5 0.0 1,574 1.7 0.0
Washington 861 1.1 0.0 854 1.1 0.0
West Virginia 304 1.5 0.1 302 1.5 0.1
Wisconsin 854 1.2 0.0 814 1.2 0.0
Wyoming 99 1.5 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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