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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%

This is 6.0% above the national average

Race/Ethnicity Rate
White 11.4%
Asian 3.6%
African American 15.9%
Hispanic 8.9%
Other 20.0%
Sex
Male N/A
Female N/A
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL N/A
50-100% FPL N/A
>100% FPL N/A
Pop %
36.9%
0.4%
54.7%
3.8%
4.2%
48.0%
52.0%
23.0%
17.8%
59.2%

Kansas City, KS

7.9%

This is 0.1% below the national average

Race/Ethnicity Rate
White 6.7%
Asian 8.4%
African American 12.6%
Hispanic 5.8%
Other 12.5%
Sex
Male N/A
Female N/A
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL N/A
50-100% FPL N/A
>100% FPL N/A
Pop %
39.9%
3.3%
25.9%
28.2%
2.7%
49.4%
50.6%
10.3%
11.9%
77.8%

Providence, RI

8.7%

This is 0.7% above the national average

Race/Ethnicity Rate
White 7.1%
Asian 8.9%
African American 13.0%
Hispanic 7.9%
Other 13.5%
Sex
Male N/A
Female N/A
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL N/A
50-100% FPL N/A
>100% FPL N/A
Pop %
36.5%
6.3%
12.7%
40.4%
4.1%
48.3%
51.7%
13.5%
14.6%
71.9%

Waco, TX

8.6%

This is 0.6% above the national average

Race/Ethnicity Rate
White 7.6%
Asian 11.2%
African American 13.3%
Hispanic 6.9%
Other 15.0%
Sex
Male N/A
Female N/A
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL N/A
50-100% FPL N/A
>100% FPL N/A
Pop %
44.1%
1.7%
20.6%
31.7%
1.9%
48.5%
51.5%
12.9%
13.6%
73.4%

Flint, MI

14.0%

This is 6.0% above the national average

Kansas City, KS

7.9%

This is 0.1% below the national average

Providence, RI

8.7%

This is 0.7% above the national average

Waco, TX

8.6%

This is 0.6% above the national average

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