Low birthweight

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Babies born at low birthweight are more likely to have health complications, such as difficulty feeding and gaining weight.
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Definitions: Defined as births 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 represented by the abbreviation "LNE," short for "low number event."

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: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wish/main/lbw/lbw_home.htm.