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Low birth-weight by race in Alabama

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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). 

Data Source

Alabama Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics. County Health Profiles (2011-2021).


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.

Last Updated

May 2024