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Relevant Population Characteristics for Birth Outcomes - Low Birthweight

Relevant Population Characteristics

Mothers who are at the younger (less than 20) or older (35 or over) ends of the age range are more likely to give birth to low birth weight infants. Black and Asian/Pacific Islander women and women who have not finished high school also have higher risk for low birth weight births.

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Content updated: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 14:12:12 MST