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Very Low Birth Weight Among Infants, by Race/Ethnicity, 1990–2007*

Percent of infants:

  • For Non-Hispanic Blacks increased from approximately 2.8 to 3.2
  • For All Races increased from approximately 1.3 to 1.5
  • For American Indian/Alaska Natives increased from approximately 1.0 to 1.3
  • For Asian/Pacific Islanders increased from approximately 1.0 to 1.2
  • For Non-Hispanic Whites increased from approximately 0.9 to 1.1
  • For Hispanics increased from approximately 1.0 to 1.2

* Data for 2007 are preliminary.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System Go to References for this graph's full source.

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