Table 5.

Incidence of Low Birth Weight by Community Income, Race, and Maternal Nativity

Income Level (Per Capita Income 1989)
Low
(<$10 913.7)
Middle
($10 913.7–
15 785.6)
High
(>$15 785.6)
(Per 100 live births)
All mothers10.47.65.6
Whites7.44.64.0
Blacks14.211.111.4
 Southern-born17.212.512.9
 Northeastern-born16.113.713.1
 Caribbean-born8.08.49.1
 South American-born11.311.012.5
 African-born7.07.87.8