Low birth-weight babies by county in Illinois

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Definitions: Low birth-weight is defined as live births weighing less than 2,500 grams (about 5.5 pounds).

Data represent two-year proportions.

"*" indicates that standards of reliability were not met.  In this case, IDPH suppresses estimates for which the numerator is less than 10.

Data Source: For data from 2009 onward: Illinois Department of Public Health, Birth Characteristics by Resident County, available at: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/data-statistics/vital-statistics/birth-statistics/more-statistics