Babies with Low Birth Weight

This indicator shows the percentage of births in which the newborn weighed less than 2,500 grams (5 pounds, 8 ounces).

Measurement Period: 2010
Value: 10.2
HP 2020 Target:Healthy People 2020 target: Reduce the proportion of babies born with a low birth weight to 7.8%.

County

10.2

State

8.6

National

HP 2020

  • 3.6
  • 7.6
  • 11.2

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Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2010 10.2
    2009 9.9
    2008 10.8
    2007 9.7
    2006 10.4
    2005 8.8
    2004 10
    2003 11.1
    2002 8.8
    2001 9.6
    2000 9.2

Peer Counties

  • Peers included in this indicator: Lucas, OH; Mahoning, OH;

  • 10.2
    • 9.6
    • 9.9
    • 10.2
  • Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics. Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.

    This county has 24 peer counties

    Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 5 were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty

    All Peer Counties for Mahoning

    Mobile, AL; Pulaski, AR; Monterey, CA; Stanislaus, CA; Tulare, CA; Denver, CO; Escambia, FL; Pasco, FL; Polk, FL; Volusia, FL; St. Clair, IL; East Baton Rouge, LA; Jefferson, LA; Orleans, LA; Hampden, MA; Genesee, MI; St. Louis city, MO; Cumberland, NC; Lucas, OH; Mahoning, OH; Lane, OR; Charleston, SC; Richland, SC; Cameron, TX; Nueces, TX;
 
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