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Low birth-weight babies in Louisiana

Low birth-weight babies

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Definition and Source



Number- live births weighing less than 2,500 grams (5.5 pounds).
Percent - live births with birth-weight less than 2,500 grams per 100 live births.

Data Source

Live births 2001-2021: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics, Louisiana Department of Health.


LNE (Low Number Event) - numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period. Rates based on fewer than 20 events were not reported prior to 2015.

Last Updated

December 2022