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State of Alaska

Relevant Population Characteristics for Very Low Birth Weight Infants

Relevant Population Characteristics

Population 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 [[br]] [[br]] ---- {{class .SmallerFont 2. Health Effects Low Birthweight and the Environment - CDC Tracking Network. [http://ephtracking.cdc.gov/showRbLBWGrowthRetardationEnv.action]. Accessed November 8, 2016. }}

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Content updated: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:04:53 AKST
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics AK-IBIS web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Sun, 17 February 2019 13:35:42 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/ ".

Content updated: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:04:53 AKST