Low birth-weight in Iowa

Change Indicator

Why This Indicator Matters

Low birthweight has increased 13 percent since 2000.  While remaining relatively stagnant the past few years at around 6.7 percent, the rate jumped to 6.9 percent this past year.
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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: Percentage of live births weighing at less than 5.5 pounds at the time of birth

Data Source: Iowa Department of Public Health

Footnotes: NA - rate is not available as incidences of three or less have been suppressed to protect confidentiality
* - rate is not available as incidences of five or less have been suppressed to protect confidentiality