Low Birth Weights (LBW)

Low birth weight babies are defined by the CDC as, "babies that are born with a birth weight of less than 2,500 grams". Low birth weight is a significant factor involved in infant deaths. Those babies who survive are at increased risk for health problems ranging from neurodevelopmental disabilities to respiratory disorders.
Total LBW (2010-2013)
The percent of low birth weight babies has remained fairly steady from 2005 to 2009.
The Healthy People 2020 (National) target for low birth weight babies is 7.8%.
Low Birth Weight_2010_2013
LBW by Race/Ethnicity (2010-2013)
African American, Non-Hispanics had the highest percent of low birth weight babies from 2010-2013.
The Healthy People 2020 (National) target for low birth weight babies is 7.8%
Low Birth Weight_Race_Ethnicity_2010_2013
Race/Ethnicity 2010 2011 2012 2013
White 7.0 7.0 6.7
6.7
African American
12.9 12.5
10.9
12.8
Hispanic 7.2
6.5 6.5 6.8

Source:

IDPH Vital Statistics 2010-2013