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Relevant Population Characteristics for Low Birth Weight

Relevant Population Characteristics

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 (Utah mothers who were Black or African American or Asian had higher rates of low birth weight compared to the state rate) *Lower educational attainment (less than college education) *Being unmarried

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Content updated: Fri, 3 Dec 2021 12:02:43 MST