| ||During 2005-2007 (average), the low birthweight rate in Atlanta was highest for black infants (15.6%), followed by whites (7.5%), Asians (6.8%) and Hispanics (6.4%). |
| ||Black infants (15.6%) were about 2 times as likely as Hispanic infants (6.4%) to be born low birthweight during 2005-2007 (average) |
Healthy people 2020
Low birthweight: reduce to no more than 7.8% of live births.
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
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