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Low Birth Weight Among Infants, by Maternal Race/Ethnicity, 1990–2008*

Percent of infants for:

  • Non-Hispanic Blacks increased from approximately 13.2 to 13.7
  • All Races increased from approximately 7.0 to 8.2
  • Asian/Pacific Islanders increased from approximately 6.2 to 8.2
  • American Indian/Alaska Natives increased from approximately 6.0 to 7.4
  • Non-Hispanic Whites increased from approximately 5.7 to 7.2
  • Hispanics increased from approximately 6.0 to 7.0

* Data for 2008 are preliminary.

Source I.8: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System

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