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Low birthweight

Description

Percent of live births for which birthweight is < 2500 grams.

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Source

Birth Data, National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics


Years of Collection

2011-2013


How the Measure is Calculated

Live births with birthweight < 2500 grams / Total live births

3

16

National Average

8.0%

Flint, MI

14.0%

Error Margin: 13.1-14.9%

This is 6.0% above the national average

Race/
Ethnicity
Rate Error Margin Pop %
White 11.4% 10.1-12.7% 36.9%
Asian 3.6% 0.0-12.2% 0.4%
African American 15.9% 14.7-17.1% 54.7%
Hispanic 8.9% 4.7-13.1% 3.8%
Other 20.0% 0.0-46.1% 4.2%
Sex
Male N/A 48.0%
Female N/A 52.0%
INCOME AS % FPL
<50% N/A 23.0%
50-100% N/A 17.8%
>100% N/A 59.2%

Kansas City, KS

7.9%

Error Margin: 7.3-8.5%

This is 0.1% below the national average

Race/
Ethnicity
Rate Error Margin Pop %
White 6.7% 5.8-7.6% 39.9%
Asian 8.4% 5.8-11.0% 3.3%
African American 12.6% 11.1-14.1% 25.9%
Hispanic 5.8% 4.9-6.7% 28.2%
Other 12.5% 0.0-25.7% 2.7%
Sex
Male N/A 49.4%
Female N/A 50.6%
INCOME AS % FPL
<50% N/A 10.3%
50-100% N/A 11.9%
>100% N/A 77.8%

Providence, RI

8.7%

Error Margin: 8.1-9.3%

This is 0.7% above the national average

Race/
Ethnicity
Rate Error Margin Pop %
White 7.1% 6.0-8.2% 36.5%
Asian 8.9% 6.5-11.3% 6.3%
African American 13.0% 11.2-14.8% 12.7%
Hispanic 7.9% 7.1-8.7% 40.4%
Other 13.5% 6.4-20.6% 4.1%
Sex
Male N/A 48.3%
Female N/A 51.7%
INCOME AS % FPL
<50% N/A 13.5%
50-100% N/A 14.6%
>100% N/A 71.9%

Waco, TX

8.6%

Error Margin: 7.9-9.3%

This is 0.6% above the national average

Race/
Ethnicity
Rate Error Margin Pop %
White 7.6% 6.6-8.6% 44.1%
Asian 11.2% 4.5-17.9% 1.7%
African American 13.3% 11.5-15.1% 20.6%
Hispanic 6.9% 6.0-7.8% 31.7%
Other 15.0% 0.0-35.2% 1.9%
Sex
Male N/A 48.5%
Female N/A 51.5%
INCOME AS % FPL
<50% N/A 12.9%
50-100% N/A 13.6%
>100% N/A 73.4%

Flint, MI

14.0%

Error Margin: 13.1-14.9%

This is 6.0% above the national average

Kansas City, KS

7.9%

Error Margin: 7.3-8.5%

This is 0.1% below the national average

Providence, RI

8.7%

Error Margin: 8.1-9.3%

This is 0.7% above the national average

Waco, TX

8.6%

Error Margin: 7.9-9.3%

This is 0.6% above the national average

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