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Low birth-weight babies in New Mexico

Low birth-weight babies

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



The number and percentage of New Mexico babies weighing less than 2,500 grams, approximately 5.5 pounds. New Mexico's Indicator-Based Information System (NM-IBIS) defines this range of infant birthweights as 'low to very low'.

Data Source

Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, New Mexico Department of Health;


County-level data is available by request.

Last Updated

September 2023