Percentage of babies of low birthweight, by race/ethnicity: 2002 -- Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
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Table 1.7a. Percentage of babies of low birthweight, by race/ethnicity: 2002
Race/ethnicity Low birthweight
   Total 7.8
White, non-Hispanic 6.9
Black, non-Hispanic 13.4
Hispanic 6.5
Asian/Pacific Islander17.8
American Indian/Alaska Native1 7.2
1Includes Asian/Pacific Islanders and American Indian/Alaska Natives of Hispanic origin.
NOTE: Babies of low birthweight weigh less than 2,500 grams/5.5 pounds.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Vital Statistics Reports, Births: Final Data for 2002, based on CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, Final Natality Statistics, 2002.

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