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16-10.

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Reduce low birth weight (LBW) and very low birth weight (VLBW).

Target and baseline:

Objective

Reduction in Low and Very Low Birth Weight

1998
Baseline

2010
Target

Percent

16-10a.

Low birth weight (LBW)

7.6

5.0

16-10b.

Very low birth weight (VLBW)

1.4

0.9

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data source: National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), CDC, NCHS.

Live Births, 1998 (unless noted)

16-10a.
Low Birth
Weight

16-10b.
Very Low
Birth Weight

Percent

TOTAL

7.6

1.4

Motherís race and ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native

6.8

1.2

Asian or Pacific Islander

7.4

1.1

Asian

7.2

1.1

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander

6.5

1.4

Black or African American

13.0

3.1

White

6.5

1.1

 

Hispanic or Latino

6.4

1.1

Not Hispanic or Latino

7.8

1.5

Black or African American

13.2

3.1

White

6.6

1.1

Gender

Female

8.1 (1997)

1.4 (1997)

Male

7.0 (1997)

1.4 (1997)

Motherís education level

Less than high school

9.0

1.6

High school graduate

7.9

1.5

At least some college

6.5

1.3

Motherís disability status

Mothers with disabilities

DNC

DNC

Mothers without disabilities

DNC

DNC

Select populations

Motherís age groups

Under 15 years

13.1

3.3

15 to 19 years

9.5

1.8

20 to 24 years

7.5

1.4

25 to 29 years

6.7

1.3

30 to 34 years

7.0

1.4

35 years and older

8.7

1.7

DNA = Data have not been analyzed.† DNC = Data are not collected.† DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.