Low birth weight infants in Alaska

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Definitions: Percent of babies weighing less than 5.5 lbs. (or 2,500 grams) at birth by region.  This is a 5-year moving average.   

Data Source: Alaska Section of Health Analytics and Vital Records
More data on this topic can be found using the Alaska Maternal and Child Health Indicators site, Alaska Department of Health, Division of Public Health, Section of Women's, Children's, and Family Health; Low birth weight infants in Alaska dashboard accessed on: 2022-12-29.

Footnotes: Five years of data were combined to minimize the unreliability of measurement due to the small number of actual events. The reported values are a moving average across five years.  For example, we report the average value across the years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Updated December 2022