Low birth-weight babies

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Definitions: Number- number of live births with birth-weight less than 2,500 grams (or 5 pounds, 8 ounces)
Rate - number of live births with birth-weight less than 2,500 grams (or 5 pounds, 8 ounces) per 100 live births.

Data Source: Live births 2001-2016: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Event) - numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period. Rates based on fewer than 20 events are not reported because they may be unstable.