Low birth-weight in Wisconsin

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Babies born at low birth-weight are more likely to have health complications, such as difficulty feeding and gaining weight.
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Definitions: Low birth-weight is defined as a birth in which the newborn child weighs less than 5.5 pounds (2,500 grams). Incidences greater than 0 and less than 5 are often not reported, and instead are listed as N.A. (not available).

The percentages are calculated by the Department of Health Services.

Data Source: Data are from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Health, Center for Health Statistics WISH data system: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wish/lbw/index.htm.