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Babies born at normal birth-weight by race and ethnicity in United States

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Definition and Source



Live births weighing 2,500 grams (5.5 pounds) or more. The data reflect the mother’s place of residence, not the place where the birth occurred. Births of unknown weight were not included in these calculations.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics.


S – Estimate does not meet the NCHS Data Presentation Standards for Proportions.

Last Updated

December 2023