| ||During 2008-2010 (average), the very low birthweight rate in Boston was highest for black infants (2.8%), followed by Hispanics (1.6%), whites (1.0%) and Asians (1.0%). |
| ||Black infants (2.8%) were about 3 times as likely as Asian infants (1.0%) to be born very low birthweight during 2008-2010 (average). |
Healthy people 2020
Very low birthweight: reduce to no more than 1.4% of live births.
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
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