Births with low weight by race/ethnicity in District of Columbia

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Definitions: (Number) The number of babies weighing under 5.8 pounds (2,500 grams) at birth.

(Percent) The percentage of births with low birthweight out of all births for which birthweight is recorded, within each race/ethnic group.

Data Source: DC Department of Health, 2014 Infant Mortality Report

Footnotes: *Race refers to the race of the mother.
*White and black counts include women of Hispanic origin.

*Numbers may not add up due to exclusion of other races and unknown race/ethnicities

S - data suppressed due to small numbers.

N/A - data on race/ethnicity not available.

Last Updated October 2016.