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Low birthweight babies in Virginia

Low birthweight babies

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
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Definition and Source



A baby is classified as having a low birth weight if he or she is born weighing less than 2,500 grams (5 pounds, 8 ounces).

Data Source

Virginia Department of Health, Division of Health Statistics


The locality is determined by the mother's place of residence, not by the locality where the baby was born. Counts less than 10 are suppressed but percents are still reported.

Last updated: October 2020

Last Updated

August 2022