| ||During 2008-2010 (average), the low birthweight rate in Houston was highest for black infants (14.2%), followed by Asians (9.9%), whites (8.5%) and Hispanics (7.1%). |
| ||Black infants (14.2%) were 2 times as likely as Hispanic infants (7.1%) to be born low birthweight during 2008-2010 (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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