Low birth-weight babies in Kansas

Change Indicator

Low birth-weight babies

Data Provided By
Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: Low Birth Weight Babies is the percentage of live births that are low birth weight (under 2,500 grams, or 5.5 pounds).

Data Source:

Data are from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and are based on Vital Statistics. The current rate represents the annual percentage for calendar year 2018. The trend represents the average annual percent change for calendar years 2014–18.

Footnotes: Percent of low birth weight babies were up slightly for the state and for the urban counties, on average, during the past five years.