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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Live-born infants with low birthweight (<2500 grams)

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 16-10.


37 Percent of live-born infants with low birthweight (less than 2,500 grams), United States, 2001, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Education

Data Source

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


Number of live births.


Number of live births with birthweight of less than 2,500 grams (5 lbs. 8 oz).



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