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Low birth-weight babies in Kansas

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Low Birth Weight Babies is the percentage of live births that are low birth weight (under 2,500 grams, or 5.5 pounds).

Data Source

Data are from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and are based on Vital Statistics. The current rate represents the annual percentage for calendar year 2022.


Percent of low birth weight babies were up slightly for the state and for the urban counties, on average, during the past five years. 

Last Updated

December 2023