Low-birthweight Live Births

Low-birthweight live births, according to race of mother, geographic division, and State: United States, average annual 198082, 198587, and 199092 [Data are based on the National Vital Statistics System]

Geographic division and State           All races                 White                     Black

1980-82 1985-87 1990-92 1980-82 1985-87 1990-92 1980-82 1985-87 1990-92
 
Percent of live births weighing less than 2,500 grams
United States ..............     6.80    6.82     7.05      5.68    5.67     5.77     12.67   12.80    13.37 
 Mountain .................      6.52    6.62     6.83      6.35    6.42     6.58     12.48   13.68    14.10 
  Montana ................       5.59    5.68     5.92      5.53    5.65     5.97       *        *        * 
  Idaho ..................       5.26    5.44     5.65      5.23    5.41     5.62       *        *        * 
  Wyoming ................       7.01    7.17     7.23      6.95    7.14     7.14       *        *        * 
  Colorado ................      7.98    7.79     8.24      7.67    7.40     7.73     13.93   14.90    16.07 
  New Mexico..............       7.58    7.09     7.23      7.64    7.20     7.31    *10.95  *12.25   *12.70 
  Arizona .................      6.06    6.29     6.41      5.85    6.09     6.18     11.45   12.80    12.25 
  Utah ...................       5.36    5.62     5.79      5.31    5.56     5.75       *         *       * 
  Nevada .................       6.66    7.08     7.20      6.10    6.29     6.44    *12.17  *13.51    14.41 
 


Note*Data for States with fewer than 5,000 live births for the 3-year period are considered unreliable. Data for States with fewer than 1,000 live births are considered highly unreliable and are not shown.

Source Health United States, 1994 on Publications from the National Center for Health Statistics CD-ROM. Table 13 data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics: Data computed by the Division of Health and Utilization Analysis from data compiled by the Division of Vital Statistics.

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