April 16, 2014

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Low birthweight: Cincinnati, 2001-2011

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• In 2011, 1 in 8 babies (12.3% of live births) was low birthweight in Cincinnati. 
• Between 2001 and 2011, the rate of infants born low birthweight in Cincinnati increased nearly 12%. 
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•  Low birthweight: reduce to no more than 7.8% of live births.
•  Low birthweight is less than 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).
•  National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
•  Retrieved April 16, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.

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