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Birth Weight

Low birth weight (LBW) is defined as a birth weight of less than 2499 grams (5 pounds 8 ounces).  Very low birth weight (VLBW) is defined as a birth weight of less than 1500 grams (3 pounds 5 ounces). These births are a topic that is always of great interest in Douglas County.  This section contains data for low birth weight births occurring to Douglas County Residents.

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Low Birth Weight Births
Low Birth Weight Births (% of Total Births)
(Percent)
Very Low Birth Weight Births
Very Low Birth Weight Births (% of Total Births)
(Percent)
Birth Weight 2009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Low Birth Weight Births703690626633633616727686700719
Low Birth Weight Births (% of Total Births)8.28.47.67.57.67.18.47.88.48.6
Very Low Birth Weight Births1201269397127100114135125116
Very Low Birth Weight Births (% of Total Births)1.41.51.11.21.51.21.31.51.51.4

Birth Weight

Low Birth Weight