Low birth-weight

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Why This Indicator Matters

Low birthweight has increased 10 percent since 2000.  However, the rate has remained relatively stagnant over the past fine years, hovering around 6.7 percent.
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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