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Babies with Low Birth Weight

Value: 8.8 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Miami-Dade
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Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of births in which the newborn weighed less than 2,500 grams (5 pounds, 8 ounces).
Why this is important: 
Babies born with a low birth weight are more likely than babies of normal weight to require specialized medical care, and often must stay in the intensive care unit. Low birth weight is often associated with premature birth. While there have been many medical advances enabling premature infants to survive, there is still risk of infant death or long-term disability. The most important things an expectant mother can do to prevent prematurity and low birth weight are to take prenatal vitamins, stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol and using drugs, and most importantly, get prenatal care.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of infants born with low birth weight to 7.8%.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
URL of Source:   http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics...
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/DataViewer/BirthViewe...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: May 2013

Time Series Data

2004: 8.4 2005: 9.0 2006: 8.6 2007: 9.0 2008: 9.0 2009: 9.0 2010: 9.1 2011: 8.7 2012: 8.8

percent

Babies with Low Birth Weight by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 13.1 Hispanic: 7.4 White: 7.3 Overall: 8.8

percent

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Unit: percent
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Babies with Low Birth Weight

Value: 8.8 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Miami-Dade
[ View All Location Types ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of births in which the newborn weighed less than 2,500 grams (5 pounds, 8 ounces).
Why this is important: 
Babies born with a low birth weight are more likely than babies of normal weight to require specialized medical care, and often must stay in the intensive care unit. Low birth weight is often associated with premature birth. While there have been many medical advances enabling premature infants to survive, there is still risk of infant death or long-term disability. The most important things an expectant mother can do to prevent prematurity and low birth weight are to take prenatal vitamins, stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol and using drugs, and most importantly, get prenatal care.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of infants born with low birth weight to 7.8%.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
URL of Source:   http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics...
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/DataViewer/BirthViewe...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: May 2013

Time Series Data

2004: 8.4 2005: 9.0 2006: 8.6 2007: 9.0 2008: 9.0 2009: 9.0 2010: 9.1 2011: 8.7 2012: 8.8

percent

Babies with Low Birth Weight by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 13.1 Hispanic: 7.4 White: 7.3 Overall: 8.8

percent

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Unit: percent
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Babies with Low Birth Weight

Value: 8.8 percent
Healthy People 2020 Target: 7.8 percent
Measurement
Period:
2012
Location: County : Miami-Dade
[ View All Location Types ]
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of births in which the newborn weighed less than 2,500 grams (5 pounds, 8 ounces).
Why this is important: 
Babies born with a low birth weight are more likely than babies of normal weight to require specialized medical care, and often must stay in the intensive care unit. Low birth weight is often associated with premature birth. While there have been many medical advances enabling premature infants to survive, there is still risk of infant death or long-term disability. The most important things an expectant mother can do to prevent prematurity and low birth weight are to take prenatal vitamins, stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol and using drugs, and most importantly, get prenatal care.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of infants born with low birth weight to 7.8%.
Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
URL of Source:   http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics...
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/DataViewer/BirthViewe...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: May 2013

Time Series Data

2004: 8.4 2005: 9.0 2006: 8.6 2007: 9.0 2008: 9.0 2009: 9.0 2010: 9.1 2011: 8.7 2012: 8.8

percent

Babies with Low Birth Weight by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 13.1 Hispanic: 7.4 White: 7.3 Overall: 8.8

percent

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