Statistics on children, youth and families in Alabama from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and VOICES for Alabama's Children
Low birth-weight by race
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Why This Indicator Matters
Definition and Source
Percentage of all live births recorded as low birth weight (under 5.5 pounds or 2,500 grams) for women of all races and for the specified race category (i.e., White, Black, Hispanic, and All Other).
Alabama Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics. County Health Profiles (2010-2020).
Depending on the county and the specific indicator, percentages and rates are sometimes computed using a small number of cases. Since measurement error is potentially higher when the number of events is small and the resulting rates/percentages are not as stable as those based on larger numbers, caution should be exercised in using data based on limited numbers.
VOICES for Alabama's Children
Founded in 1992, VOICES is a non-profit, nonpartisan, statewide, multi-issue child advocacy organization. Our mission is to speak for the well-being of Alabama's children through research, public awareness and advocacy.Learn More