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Low birthweight infants in Rhode Island

Low birthweight infants

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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



The percentage of infants born weighing under 2,500 grams (5.5 pounds).

Data Source

Rhode Island Department of Health, Center for Health Data and Analysis, Maternal and Child Health Database.


The data are reported by place of mother’s residence, not place of infant’s birth. The data provided are a five-year average.

Last Updated

July 2023