Low birthweight babies (5-year totals) in South Dakota

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Why This Indicator Matters

Low birth weight is the percentage of infants born weighing less than 2,500 grams (about 5.5 pounds). A baby's birth weight is a key indicator of newborn health. It is directly related to infant survival and healthy development.
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Definitions: Babies are born at low birthweight if less than 2,500 grams or 5 pounds, 8 ounces at birth. Number and percent of babies born at low birthweight during the five year time span.

Data Source: South Dakota Department of Health http://doh.sd.gov/

Footnotes: UPDATED - November 2019
NA - Data not reported if there are less than 3 low birthweight births.
Confidence intervals for low birthweight babies can be found here
Low birthweight babies (5-year totals).