Table 14Low-birthweight live births, according to race and Hispanic origin of mother, geographic division, and State: United States, average annual 1994-96, 1997–99, and 2000–2002
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Not Hispanic or Latino
All races White Black or African American
Geographic division and State 1994–96 1997–99 2000–2002 1994–96 1997–99 2000–2002 1994–96 1997–99 2000–2002
Percent of live births weighing less than 2,500 grams1
United States7.337.577.696.206.566.7513.2213.1713.19
New England6.416.967.145.646.256.4611.9711.9211.83
 Connecticut7.077.567.525.716.316.4812.7312.9412.28
 Maine5.895.936.125.916.006.13**12.07*9.47
 Massachusetts6.376.997.265.636.356.5611.5111.3111.54
 New Hampshire5.155.916.404.995.756.24*8.53*7.8110.58
 Rhode Island6.717.437.475.966.656.7511.6911.2312.32
 Vermont5.856.156.155.776.086.12***
Middle Atlantic7.577.837.845.956.426.6213.2313.0312.69
 New Jersey7.608.017.895.946.446.5913.6414.0213.20
 New York7.637.837.765.796.346.4812.6312.2612.02
 Pennsylvania7.447.697.936.136.496.7814.2513.9313.79
East North Central7.527.727.796.246.546.7114.0313.8013.78
 Illinois7.927.968.046.176.476.7414.6214.1214.04
 Indiana7.327.847.546.647.206.9513.0713.3312.89
 Michigan7.727.847.946.236.346.5513.9613.8914.24
 Ohio7.547.788.076.466.757.0813.6013.4713.45
 Wisconsin6.226.536.585.345.715.8313.6113.4313.25
West North Central6.496.756.875.906.246.3613.0412.9412.44
 Iowa6.066.316.395.776.056.1913.0211.9911.77
 Kansas6.617.016.966.126.586.6612.7212.8012.37
 Minnesota5.785.926.235.345.625.8012.2811.0810.54
 Missouri7.577.757.746.476.706.7913.4713.7713.27
 Nebraska6.256.756.885.866.426.5211.9212.3313.07
 North Dakota5.486.316.285.296.366.13*10.91*9.35*9.02
 South Dakota5.755.756.585.625.756.37*9.09*10.81*11.51
South Atlantic8.328.538.636.526.877.0913.1113.1313.15
 Delaware8.098.579.296.546.537.8012.9714.3214.08
 District of Columbia13.9413.2111.855.786.056.3516.4516.0514.60
 Florida7.768.098.186.446.936.9812.3612.3112.58
 Georgia8.638.688.796.476.696.9212.8712.8412.98
 Maryland8.538.828.886.246.506.7913.4013.4113.00
 North Carolina8.698.848.906.837.227.4913.7713.7713.83
 South Carolina9.229.529.746.847.097.4013.3714.1114.29
 Virginia7.627.807.906.096.396.5412.5512.4412.56
 West Virginia7.788.128.607.577.978.3913.7512.8813.81
East South Central8.829.079.457.177.527.8813.4313.6114.24
 Alabama9.119.289.757.087.377.7713.3013.3414.10
 Kentucky7.718.068.387.247.587.8412.6513.1513.84
 Mississippi9.8510.1810.827.027.357.9713.0713.6314.48
 Tennessee8.789.019.207.247.657.9514.2614.0614.23
West South Central7.577.818.006.436.817.0713.1313.3013.51
 Arkansas8.298.628.646.957.457.4813.1713.2113.81
 Louisiana9.7310.0910.406.647.007.5614.1214.5714.44
 Oklahoma7.127.287.756.606.917.3512.5912.2213.57
 Texas7.117.357.546.246.616.8112.4812.5812.82
Mountain7.167.367.366.857.117.0913.8913.4513.65
 Arizona6.756.866.916.636.606.7812.9612.8313.16
 Colorado8.598.608.608.108.188.2415.5214.1214.59
 Idaho5.726.156.415.566.016.29**9.68*
 Montana6.166.716.655.946.566.60***
 Nevada7.497.597.447.057.427.1914.0313.3213.40
 New Mexico7.467.687.997.437.837.8910.8013.3013.88
 Utah6.286.726.486.096.556.2812.8714.7613.09
 Wyoming8.218.758.357.928.778.12*13.22*16.76*13.29
Pacific6.016.096.225.405.505.7012.0411.6911.50
 Alaska5.455.905.715.015.364.8411.9411.2410.70
 California6.116.176.295.555.615.8612.1911.8711.66
 Hawaii7.177.447.985.245.486.1710.7310.3411.01
 Oregon5.375.415.655.155.215.4410.7110.5110.32
 Washington5.455.725.755.095.335.4310.6110.1010.34
Hispanic or Latino 2 American Indian or Alaska Native 3 Asian or Pacific Islander 3
Geographic division and State 1994–96 1997–99 2000–2002 1994–96 1997–99 2000–2002 1994–96 1997–99 2000–2002
Percent of live births weighing less than 2,500 grams1
United States6.276.416.486.516.907.116.937.377.54
New England8.068.338.087.688.597.937.067.397.64
 Connecticut8.859.058.25*10.10*9.6310.068.287.598.07
 Maine*7.78**6.03****6.78*4.79*5.46
 Massachusetts7.718.118.37*5.31*7.74*7.116.707.267.57
 New Hampshire*5.886.804.84****7.07*7.275.95
 Rhode Island7.397.577.20*9.2311.76*10.326.759.199.31
 Vermont*********
Middle Atlantic7.677.717.478.668.348.667.007.527.42
 New Jersey7.307.337.1510.229.8711.097.227.717.57
 New York7.627.667.387.517.567.816.867.437.33
 Pennsylvania9.159.238.979.339.039.157.237.547.48
East North Central6.086.466.336.366.877.177.247.757.92
 Illinois5.906.296.318.458.088.608.028.028.49
 Indiana6.406.776.09*7.20*10.65*7.746.017.067.41
 Michigan6.246.676.266.246.757.266.797.947.46
 Ohio7.207.577.209.667.238.866.757.447.86
 Wisconsin6.436.426.134.796.086.126.377.216.97
West North Central6.246.076.106.276.336.996.977.327.29
 Iowa6.136.106.01*6.528.537.237.977.647.13
 Kansas5.786.015.937.766.426.205.747.876.69
 Minnesota6.246.156.026.606.577.106.807.237.28
 Missouri6.686.076.18*6.008.588.677.496.837.34
 Nebraska6.636.196.30*4.636.897.277.138.038.05
 North Dakota*6.50*4.98*8.106.236.036.62*8.70**
 South Dakota*8.05*5.296.896.135.476.84*6.34*6.86*11.39
South Atlantic6.296.356.398.849.249.177.167.537.95
 Delaware7.187.526.81***8.537.899.89
 District of Columbia7.016.068.04***7.22*8.67*7.00
 Florida6.366.556.618.017.527.117.668.298.35
 Georgia5.795.515.77*5.278.439.296.577.548.18
 Maryland6.156.656.73*6.769.489.746.997.197.42
 North Carolina6.106.246.139.7910.3510.307.467.268.20
 South Carolina6.605.716.87*8.81*8.8810.227.607.668.02
 Virginia6.316.236.07*7.22*7.58*10.736.847.087.50
 West Virginia*6.23******5.87*7.16*9.16
East South Central6.326.476.747.577.737.846.887.927.95
 Alabama5.566.576.95*6.89*7.039.687.668.247.38
 Kentucky7.086.767.73**9.51*7.174.947.377.75
 Mississippi*5.895.416.61*7.93*6.447.307.097.706.83
 Tennessee6.576.496.28*7.69*9.37*7.117.228.138.60
West South Central6.476.626.855.916.336.717.167.807.80
 Arkansas5.786.285.797.75*5.608.117.778.557.73
 Louisiana7.206.376.566.238.009.066.978.397.89
 Oklahoma6.585.866.415.806.196.486.766.527.87
 Texas6.476.656.885.836.686.677.207.827.78
Mountain7.167.187.236.386.977.018.218.708.27
 Arizona6.446.646.566.186.836.857.507.677.95
 Colorado8.538.548.338.728.859.059.4110.0510.17
 Idaho6.436.716.957.627.186.15*6.44*6.477.38
 Montana8.196.697.446.207.377.14*8.71*7.38*5.95
 Nevada6.196.236.347.786.876.808.769.117.56
 New Mexico7.687.668.136.056.556.889.058.837.67
 Utah7.667.087.205.937.546.376.857.957.23
 Wyoming10.127.098.818.587.399.55**16.31*12.04
Pacific5.495.585.666.086.286.366.676.997.27
 Alaska5.686.696.075.375.895.816.036.887.33
 California5.485.575.666.586.066.216.556.867.15
 Hawaii6.797.718.00*8.38*7.65*4.997.717.968.45
 Oregon5.865.475.545.616.137.235.546.076.78
 Washington5.215.465.315.997.137.085.916.616.37

* Percents preceded by an asterisk are based on fewer than 50 events. Percents not shown are based on fewer than 20 events.

1

Excludes live births with unknown birthweight.

2

Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

3

Includes persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Birth File.

From: Trend Tables

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