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Children born at low birth-weight in Minnesota

Children born at low birth-weight

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Definition and Source



Infants weighing less than 2,500 grams (5.5 pounds) at birth. Information is collected from birth certificates, and births are assigned to the county in which the mother resides, even if the birth occurs in a different county.
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Data Source

Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics
Available: County health tables - Minnesota Department of Health (


MDH published county health tables biennially beginning in 1996, and annually beginning in 2003. For reports from 1996 through 2012, contact the Center for Health Statistics ([email protected]).

Last Updated

February 2023