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Relevant Population Characteristics for Low Birth Weight

Relevant Population Characteristics

2013-2015 data show the following population subgroups at higher risk of having a low birth weight infant: *Maternal age (mothers younger than 19 and older than 35) *Race and ethnicity (Utahns who are Hispanic, Black or African American, or Asian have higher rates of low birth weight than Utah's general population) *Low educational attainment (high school diploma or less) *Being unmarried

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:

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Content updated: Fri, 26 May 2017 10:19:46 MDT