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Babies with Low Birth Weight

This indicator shows the percentage of births in which the newborn weighed less than 2,500 grams (5 pounds, 8 ounces).

Measurement Period: 2016
Value: 6.2
HP 2020 Target:Healthy People 2020 target: Reduce the proportion of babies born with a low birth weight to 7.8%.

County

6.2

State

National

HP 2020

7.8
  • 1.4
  • 7.4
  • 13.5

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Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2016 6.2
    2015 6
    2014 5.2
    2013 6.2
    2012 5.6
    2011 5.6
    2010 6.5
    2009 5.7
    2008 5.6
    2006 5.6
    2005 6.5
 
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