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Low birth-weight babies by race and ethnicity in Kentucky

Low birth-weight babies by race and ethnicity

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



Low-birthweight babies by race-ethnicity is the percentage of all infants born weighing less than 5.5 pounds. Data were reported by mother’s place of residence. When the information for this variable was missing, the case was excluded from the total number of live births. Th numerator for the rate calculation is the summation of the three-year time period. 

Data Source

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Vital Statistics Branch, processed by the Kentucky State Data Center.


* = Rate not calculated for fewer than 6 events.
Updated 11/9/21

Last Updated

November 2021