Relevant Population CharacteristicsPopulation characteristics associated with higher risk of having a low birth weight infant include:
[[br]]- Maternal age (mothers younger than 25 and older than 35)
[[br]]- Race and ethnicity (Alaskans who are Black, Hispanic, or Asian-Pacific Islanders have higher rates of low birth weight than the general population of Alaskans)
[[br]]- Low income
[[br]]- Low educational attainment
[[br]]- Being unmarried
1. Health Effects Low Birthweight and the Environment - CDC Tracking Network. [http://ephtracking.cdc.gov/showRbLBWGrowthRetardationEnv.action]. Accessed November 8, 2016.
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