Regional planning districts-low birthweight babies in South Dakota

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Low birth weight is the percentage of infants born weighing less than 2,500 grams (about 5.5 pounds). A baby’s birth weight is a key indicator of newborn health. It is directly related to infant survival and healthy development.


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Definitions: Low birthweight babies are those born weighing less than 2,500 grams (about 5 and one half pounds)

Data Source: Source: South Dakota Department of Health

Footnotes: Updated 4 November 2019