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Low birthweight babies (5-year totals) in South Dakota

Low birthweight babies (5-year totals)

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Why This Indicator Matters

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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Definition and Source



The percent of live births that were low birthweight (less than 2,500 grams or 5 pounds, 8 ounces at birth), by mother's county of residence. Data are summed over the five year period.

Births that had an unknown county are only included at the state level.

Data Source

South Dakota Department of Health


NA - Data not reported if there are less than 3 low birthweight births.
NOTES - Confidence intervals are reported to capture the variability of low birthweight events and can be found here
Low birthweight babies (5-year totals).

Last Updated

October 2023