Low birth-weight babies (3-year aggregate) in Kentucky

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Low birth-weight babies (3-year aggregate)

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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 all infants born weighing less than 5.5 pounds.

Data Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Vital Statistics Branch, processed by the Kentucky State Data Center.

Footnotes: Data were reported by mother's place of residence. For cases where the information for this variable was missing, the case was excluded from the total number of live births. The numerator for the rate calculation is the sum of three years of data. 

* Rate not calculated for fewer than 6 events.

Updated 11/8/2021