Low birth-weight babies by race and ethnicity in Louisiana

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Definitions: Number - live births weighing less than 2,500 grams (5.5 pounds).
Percent - live births weighing less than 2,500 grams (5.5 pounds) per 100 live births.

Data Source: Live births 20102021: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics, Louisiana Department of Health.

Footnotes: LNE (Low Number Event) - Numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period. Prior to 2015, rates based on fewer than 20 events are not reported.

Note that "Total" data includes all racial and ethnic categories and thus may be larger than the sum of the two racial categories presented here. Data for other racial and ethnic groups were not reported due to the small number of events in most parishes.

Updated December 21, 2022.