Infants overview from the KidsCount Data Center

Low birthweight is when a baby is born weighing less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces.

  • About 1 in every 12 babies in the United States is born with low birthweight.
  • In 2011 8% of babies born had low-birthweight, a total 319,711 infants

Added 11/27/2013 by sarya, Modified 09/03/2015 by rhinehartj


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