Healthy people 2020
Low birthweight: reduce to no more than 7.8% of live births.
Low birthweight is less than 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds).
Natality data for Georgia in 2008 did not include city of residence. Therefore, data for Atlanta are not available for 2008 or 2006-2008 average.
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
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