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Very low birth-weight births in Connecticut

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Definition and Source



This indicator reports the number and percentages of babies born weighing fewer than 1500 grams, which is considered very low birth weight.

Data Source

Connecticut Department of Public Health, Vital Statistics, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, Table 4.


Methodology: The total numbers and percentages of low birth weight births were obtained from State Department of Public Health Vital Statistics tables. Counts of five or fewerexcluding zerowere suppressed, as were percentages generated from suppressed totals. Denominators used for calculating percentages exclude records with missing data.

NA: Not Available
S: Data Suppressed

The data source has not published new data for this indicator in recent years, but the indicator will be updated on the KIDS COUNT Data Center if or when new data are released. Until then, these data may provide useful historical information for those working in this field.

Last Updated

December 2022