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Low Birthweight Births
Year: 2007-2008; Ordered: by value; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Scale Range: 4.0% – 11.3%

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1: Jackson, MS 11.3% Barchart image
2: Baton Rouge, LA 9.0% Barchart image
3: Chattanooga, TN-GA 9.0% Barchart image
4: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 8.9% Barchart image
5: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 8.8% Barchart image
6: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 8.5% Barchart image
7: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 8.4% Barchart image
8: Columbia, SC 8.2% Barchart image
9: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 8.1% Barchart image
10: Colorado Springs, CO 7.9% Barchart image
11: Richmond, VA 7.7% Barchart image
12: San Antonio, TX 7.6% Barchart image
13: Greensboro-High Point, NC 7.6% Barchart image
14: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 7.6% Barchart image
15: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 7.5% Barchart image
16: Baltimore-Towson, MD 7.4% Barchart image
17: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 7.4% Barchart image
18: El Paso, TX 7.4% Barchart image
19: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 7.4% Barchart image
20: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 7.3% Barchart image
21: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 7.3% Barchart image
22: Louisville, KY-IN 7.3% Barchart image
23: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7.2% Barchart image
24: Denver-Aurora, CO 7.2% Barchart image
25: Greenville, SC 7.2% Barchart image
26: Albuquerque, NM 7.1% Barchart image
27: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 7.1% Barchart image
28: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 7.1% Barchart image
29: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7.1% Barchart image
30: Columbus, OH 7.0% Barchart image
31: Jacksonville, FL 7.0% Barchart image
32: Orlando, FL 7.0% Barchart image
33: Knoxville, TN 7.0% Barchart image
34: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 6.8% Barchart image
35: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 6.8% Barchart image
36: St. Louis, MO-IL 6.7% Barchart image
37: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 6.7% Barchart image
38: Tulsa, OK 6.7% Barchart image
39: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 6.7% Barchart image
40: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 6.7% Barchart image
41: Oklahoma City, OK 6.6% Barchart image
42: Toledo, OH 6.6% Barchart image
43: Indianapolis, IN 6.6% Barchart image
44: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 6.6% Barchart image
45: Honolulu, HI 6.6% Barchart image
46: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 6.5% Barchart image
47: Dayton, OH 6.5% Barchart image
48: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 6.5% Barchart image
49: Akron, OH 6.5% Barchart image
50: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 6.5% Barchart image
51: Pittsburgh, PA 6.5% Barchart image
52: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 6.5% Barchart image
53: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6.4% Barchart image
54: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 6.4% Barchart image
55: New Haven-Milford, CT 6.4% Barchart image
56: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 6.4% Barchart image
57: Springfield, MA 6.3% Barchart image
58: Wichita, KS 6.3% Barchart image
59: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 6.3% Barchart image
60: Fresno, CA 6.3% Barchart image
61: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6.3% Barchart image
62: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 6.2% Barchart image
63: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 6.2% Barchart image
64: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 6.2% Barchart image
65: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 6.1% Barchart image
66: Raleigh-Cary, NC 5.9% Barchart image
67: Salt Lake City, UT 5.9% Barchart image
68: Rochester, NY 5.8% Barchart image
69: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 5.8% Barchart image
70: Bakersfield, CA 5.8% Barchart image
71: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 5.8% Barchart image
72: Tucson, AZ 5.7% Barchart image
73: Kansas City, MO-KS 5.6% Barchart image
74: Stockton, CA 5.6% Barchart image
75: Austin-Round Rock, TX 5.5% Barchart image
76: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 5.5% Barchart image
77: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 5.5% Barchart image
78: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 5.5% Barchart image
79: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 5.5% Barchart image
80: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5.4% Barchart image
81: Syracuse, NY 5.4% Barchart image
82: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 5.4% Barchart image
83: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 5.4% Barchart image
84: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 5.3% Barchart image
85: Lancaster, PA 5.2% Barchart image
86: Worcester, MA 5.2% Barchart image
87: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 5.1% Barchart image
88: Des Moines, IA 5.1% Barchart image
89: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 5.0% Barchart image
90: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 5.0% Barchart image
91: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5.0% Barchart image
92: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 4.9% Barchart image
93: Modesto, CA 4.9% Barchart image
94: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 4.9% Barchart image
95: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4.9% Barchart image
96: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4.8% Barchart image
97: Madison, WI 4.5% Barchart image
98: Boise City-Nampa, ID 4.5% Barchart image
99: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 4.5% Barchart image
100: Provo-Orem, UT 4.0% Barchart image

Definition: The share of births that are low birthweight.

Notes: Low birthweight defined as weighing less than 2.5kg. Excludes metro areas with less than 100 births to mothers in the specified subgroup over the specified time period. Excludes plural births and births which occurred abroad, in Puerto Rico, or in U.S. Territories. Metro area refers to the location of residence of the mother at the time of the birth.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics' Vital Statistics Natality Birth Data. Metro area level data aggregated from county level data obtained from NCHS by special request.