Low birthweight babies in South Dakota

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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: Low birth weight babies are those born weighing less than 2,500 grams (about 5 and one half pounds)

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

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number of Events) = less than 3.

 The South Dakota Department of Health policy prohibits publishing vital events in cells with less than three events at the county level.

Updated 4 November 2019

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