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Low birth-weight in Wisconsin

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Why This Indicator Matters

Babies born at low birth-weight are more likely to have health complications, such as difficulty feeding and gaining weight.
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Definition and Source



These data represent the number and percent of babies born at low birth-weights. Low birth-weight is defined as a birth in which the newborn child weighs less than 5.5 pounds (2,500 grams).

These data may have been influenced by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, starting in 2020.

Data Source

Data are from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Health, Center for Health Statistics WISH data system: New data will be loaded when it becomes available by the data provider.


N.A. (not available) indicates that a county had fewer than five births at low birth-weights that year (but more than 0).

Last Updated

February 2024