Low Birthweight Babies

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Low Birthweight Babies

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
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Definitions: Babies who weigh less than 2,500 grams (approximately 5 lb. 8 oz.) at birth are considered low-birthweight. The percent is based on total live births. An * indicates fewer than six occurrences.

Data Source: Michigan Department of Community Health, Vital Records and Health Data Development Section.

Footnotes: These data are based on three-year averages, with the latest year listed. Births by county and city are based on the mother’s residence.