Low birth-weight babies

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Definitions: The percentage of all live births is defined as babies who weigh under 2,500 grams (5.5 pounds) at birth.
At a state and county level, this indicator is a percentage based on a three-year average.  the numerator for this variable is the number of low birth-weight babies; the denominator is total births.

Data Source: WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Health Statistics Center.