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Low birth weight, preterm births and unmarried women births table

Data

Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birth (Percent), by State and Maternal Race/Ethnicity, 2009
State LBW, Total LBW, Non- Hispanic White LBW, Non- Hispanic Black LBW, Hispanic LBW, AI/AN* LBW, A/PI* PB, Total PB, Non- Hispanic White PB, Non- Hispanic Black PB, Hispanic PB, AI/AN* PB, A/PI*
*May include Hispanics.
LBW: Low birth weight is considered <2,500 grams or 5.5 pounds.
PB: Preterm birth is considered <37 weeks’ gestation.
AI/AN: American Indian/Alaska Native.
A/PI: Asian/Pacific Islander; separate estimates for Asians and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders were not available.
N/A: Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision; based on fewer than 20 deaths in the numerator.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Vital Statistics, Natality public-use data 2007-2009, on CDC WONDER Online Database, March 2012. Accessed August 2012.
United States 8.2 7.2 13.6 6.9 7.3 8.3 12.2 10.9 17.5 12.0 13.5 10.8
Alabama 10.3 8.4 15.3 6.0 10.2 9.0 15.6 13.1 20.6 15.0 18.0 12.6
Alaska 5.9 5.1 13.0 6.2 6.3 5.9 11.0 8.8 17.8 11.4 13.6 11.9
Arizona 7.1 6.9 12.6 6.7 6.3 8.6 12.7 11.9 18.3 12.8 14.3 12.5
Arkansas 8.9 7.6 14.8 6.2 6.1 9.7 13.1 11.9 18.3 11.3 10.7 13.5
California 6.8 6.2 11.8 6.2 6.7 8.0 10.3 9.3 14.3 10.3 11.2 9.9
Colorado 8.8 8.4 13.5 8.4 9.7 10.3 11.3 10.6 14.8 11.9 11.9 12.7
Connecticut 8.0 7.0 11.9 8.5 8.0 9.0 10.2 9.2 13.3 11.2 10.2 10.2
Delaware 8.6 6.8 13.3 6.1 N/A 9.3 12.5 9.9 17.7 12.6 N/A 11.8
DC 10.3 7.0 13 7.5 N/A 5.5 14.2 8.7 17.4 13.6 N/A 11.2
Florida 8.7 7.3 13.4 7.1 5.6 8.8 13.5 11.4 18.2 13.3 14.9 12.1
Georgia 9.4 7.5 13.5 6.4 9.3 8.4 13.8 11.6 17.7 12 11.5 11.5
Hawaii 8.4 6.8 12.7 9.2 N/A 8.9 12.6 10.0 14.6 12.8 10.5 13.6
Idaho 6.5 6.1 8 8.2 7.0 10.2 10.1 9.4 12.4 13.1 13.3 10.5
Illinois 8.4 7.1 14.1 6.8 11.5 9.2 12.4 10.9 17.9 12 16.4 10.6
Indiana 8.3 7.7 13.8 6.8 N/A 9.1 11.9 11.1 17.0 11.8 8.5 11.8
Iowa 6.7 6.5 12.4 5.9 N/A 7.4 11.3 10.9 17 11.2 9.8 11.1
Kansas 7.3 6.8 12.9 6.4 6.7 9.1 11.2 10.6 16.6 10.9 11 12.5
Kentucky 8.9 8.5 13.9 7.3 13.4 7.8 13.6 13.2 18.2 13.5 19.5 10.7
Louisiana 10.6 8.2 14.7 7.0 10.6 8.8 14.7 12 19.3 11.1 13.3 11.8
Maine 6.3 6.3 4.3 10.6 N/A 5.5 9.9 9.9 11.2 9.6 N/A 9.3
Maryland 9.1 7.1 13.0 6.6 8.0 8.4 12.7 10.5 16.4 12.4 11.9 10.5
Massachusetts 7.8 7.2 10.9 8.6 6.4 7.7 10.9 10.3 14 11.5 15.1 10.3
Michigan 8.4 7.0 13.8 6.5 6.8 9.3 12.4 11.1 18 11.0 11.8 11.3
Minnesota 6.5 6.0 10.1 5.8 7.5 7.6 10.1 9.8 12.2 9.6 14.2 9.7
Mississippi 12.2 9.1 16.4 6.9 10.0 6.9 18 14.5 22.3 14.2 21.5 12.1
Missouri 8.1 7.0 14.2 6.9 8.3 7.4 12.2 10.9 18.5 13.1 12.0 10.8
Montana 7.1 7.2 N/A 6.4 6.9 N/A 10.9 10.5 N/A 9.2 13.9 N/A
Nebraska 7.1 6.5 13.2 7.0 9.7 9.9 11.5 10.8 16.7 12.6 12.6 12.9
Nevada 8.1 7.7 13.9 6.7 8.3 9.5 13.8 12.2 19.4 13.6 13.5 15.9
New Hampshire 6.9 6.7 9.2 8.9 N/A 8.3 9.9 9.7 18.5 10.9 N/A 9.4
New Jersey 8.3 7.2 13.1 7.1 6.7 8.6 12 10.6 16.7 12.3 12.9 9.9
New Mexico 8.3 7.8 16.8 8.4 7.8 8.9 12.3 10.4 18.9 12.6 14.5 11.4
New York 8.2 6.9 12.9 7.8 7.5 7.6 12.2 10.4 16.8 13.1 11.4 10.6
North Carolina 9.0 7.5 14.3 6.4 11.3 8.5 13.0 11.3 17.6 12.1 15.0 11.1
North Dakota 6.4 6.1 N/A 6.7 8.8 N/A 10.6 10.0 13.6 9.9 15.3 6.9
Ohio 8.6 7.5 14.0 7.4 8.0 8.1 12.3 11.1 17.9 12.7 11.5 10.7
Oklahoma 8.4 8.1 14.4 6.7 7.1 8.0 13.8 13.2 19.3 13.3 13.8 12.2
Oregon 6.3 6.1 10.0 6.2 6.5 7.3 9.8 9.6 11.6 10.3 10.0 10.0
Pennsylvania 8.3 7.2 13.3 9.1 10.4 7.9 11.5 10.3 16.1 13.0 14.9 9.9
Rhode Island 8.0 7.4 10.5 7.8 7.9 9.7 11.4 10.2 15.5 12.3 14 12.7
South Carolina 10.0 7.9 14.7 6.6 5.8 8.4 14.5 12.4 19 12.4 18 11.3
South Dakota 5.8 5.6 12.2 5.9 5.7 9.2 10.9 10 18.6 13.4 13.7 13.7
Tennessee 9.2 8.1 13.8 6.4 7.5 8.8 13 11.7 17.6 11.7 12.3 11.6
Texas 8.5 7.8 14.2 7.6 7.8 9.1 13.1 11.8 17.6 13.1 12.8 11.3
Utah 7 6.7 9.1 7.6 7.3 9.2 11.3 10.6 17 13.6 14.5 13.7
Vermont 6.7 6.7 N/A N/A N/A N/A 9.3 9.2 N/A 12.8 N/A 10.8
Virginia 8.4 7.1 13.1 6.2 N/A 7.8 11.4 10 15.4 11.2 7.8 11.0
Washington 6.3 5.9 10.3 5.9 7 7.3 10.3 9.5 13.3 11.2 14.1 11.0
West Virginia 9.2 9.0 14.7 6.1 N/A N/A 12.9 12.7 18.7 8.7 N/A 9.6.0
Wisconsin 7.1 6.3 14.2 6.1 5.2 7.3 10.9 9.9 17.5 11.8 10.8 10.2
Wyoming 8.4 7.9 N/A 10.4 9.8 12.7 11.2 10.7 N/A 13.1 14.2 15.8

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