Table 8.

Percent LBW and IMR by Race of Mother, United States and Each State, 1997

State of ResidencePercent LBW*IMR
All RacesWhite, TotalNon-Hispanic, WhiteBlackHispanicAll RacesWhite, TotalNon-Hispanic, WhiteBlackHispanic
United States7.56.56.513.06.47.26.06.114.26.0
 Alabama9.27.47.413.17.39.57.57.513.9§
 Alaska5.95.55.312.37.17.56.86.9§§
 Arizona6.96.66.713.66.67.16.86.014.48.1
 Arkansas8.47.27.212.76.58.77.47.513.8§
 California6.25.65.512.05.65.95.65.613.15.6
 Colorado8.88.58.315.19.17.06.76.716.37.0
 Connecticut7.36.56.212.38.37.26.36.214.38.2
 Delaware8.76.96.814.18.07.85.75.714.5§
 District of Columbia13.45.95.716.16.213.2§§16.7§
 Florida8.06.86.812.36.77.15.75.912.34.4
 Georgia8.86.66.713.05.48.66.16.413.84.2
 Hawaii7.25.15.110.27.46.6§3.5§§
 Idaho6.36.36.1§7.46.86.96.9§§
 Illinois7.96.46.413.96.28.46.46.017.17.1
 Indiana7.77.07.013.67.08.27.37.315.87.3
 Iowa6.46.26.110.46.66.25.95.818.2§
 Kansas6.96.46.412.95.97.46.66.017.18.4
 Kentucky7.87.47.412.07.27.37.06.911.0§
 Louisiana10.27.07.114.65.59.56.66.713.8§
 Maine5.95.96.0§§5.15.35.3§§
 Maryland8.86.46.413.66.68.85.15.416.2§
 Massachusetts7.06.66.410.68.35.25.04.68.86.7
 Michigan7.76.56.413.26.78.26.16.417.58.4
 Minnesota5.95.55.611.16.85.95.15.316.58.8
 Mississippi10.17.47.413.46.110.67.17.114.9§
 Missouri7.76.76.713.56.17.66.16.116.3§
 Montana6.36.16.0§7.66.96.06.4§§
 Nebraska7.06.76.811.75.27.46.86.719.2§
 Nevada7.67.07.413.76.36.56.26.713.64.5
 New Hampshire5.85.95.8§8.84.34.34.3§§
 New Jersey7.96.56.213.77.46.34.94.313.46.9
 New Mexico7.87.87.715.47.96.15.64.7§6.6
 New York7.86.76.211.87.66.75.76.210.94.6
 North Carolina8.87.17.213.66.19.26.97.115.74.8
 North Dakota6.26.26.2§§6.25.95.8§§
 Ohio7.76.76.713.67.57.86.56.515.66.7
 Oklahoma7.36.86.912.35.77.56.76.815.0§
 Oregon5.55.35.311.05.45.85.75.5§6.7
 Pennsylvania7.66.56.413.99.27.66.05.817.610.0
 Rhode Island7.46.96.411.97.87.07.05.9§§
 South Carolina9.26.86.813.55.99.66.46.415.4§
 South Dakota5.55.65.6§§7.75.35.3§§
 Tennessee8.87.47.413.76.38.66.56.416.3§
 Texas7.36.56.512.46.66.45.95.810.96.1
 Utah6.66.56.413.87.45.85.85.6§6.5
 Vermont6.36.36.1§§6.16.16.3§§
 Virginia7.76.26.212.66.37.86.05.914.27.3
 Washington5.65.35.310.25.45.65.35.315.46.1
 West Virginia8.38.18.112.8§9.69.19.1§§
 Wisconsin6.45.65.613.36.76.55.75.713.9§
 Wyoming9.09.09.0§8.05.85.65.1§§
 Puerto Rico10.710.79.811.311.9§
 Virgin Islands8.1§§9.35.912.9§§13.8§
 Guam7.15.0§§§8.1§§§§
 American Samoa3.2§
  • * Percent of births <2500 g (5 lb, 8 oz).

  • Includes races other than white and black.

  • Infant deaths under one year of age per 1000 live births.

  • § Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision.

    — Indicates data are not available.

    Note: Births and infant deaths are tabulated separately by race and Hispanic origin; persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.