Low birth weight babies (annual)

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The number and percent of babies who weighed less than 2,500 grams (5 pounds, 8 ounces) at birth.

Data Source: The data used for this measure come from Center for Health Statistics, Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Infant Death Data. Data were downloaded on May 18, 2016 from http://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/VitalStatisticsData/BirthData/BirthTablesbyTopic.aspx (Natality Table D7)

S: Data estimate has been suppressed. When the annual number of low weight birth was 10 or fewer, percent is not shown. Data presented here are annual estimates. We did not calculate three year averages for this indicator as the majority of the counties, in the majority of the years, reported low birth weight counts of more than 10.

Footnotes: Data last updated in May 2016 by Washington KIDS COUNT.

DOH technical notes on measurement issues are available at http://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/5300/TechnicalNotes.pdf.