TABLE 7.

Percentage LBW and IMR by Race of Mother, United States and Each State, 2001

State of Residence% LBW*IMR
All RacesWhite, totalNon-Hispanic WhiteBlackHispanicAll RacesWhite, totalNon-Hispanic WhiteBlackHispanic
United States§7.76.76.813.06.56.85.75.714.05.5
Alabama9.67.67.614.06.99.46.86.915.1
Alaska5.75.25.010.96.38.15.86.1
Arizona7.06.76.713.76.66.96.15.722.87.2
Arkansas8.87.57.614.15.98.36.87.214.5
California6.35.85.911.65.75.45.05.012.95.1
Colorado8.58.28.114.08.45.85.55.012.86.6
Connecticut7.46.76.312.18.26.14.74.316.96.9
Delaware9.37.77.913.76.510.78.08.319.9
District of Columbia12.16.36.315.36.510.615.0
Florida8.26.87.012.56.57.35.55.913.54.4
Georgia8.86.77.012.95.78.66.26.713.34.5
Hawaii8.16.56.711.47.66.26.0
Idaho6.46.46.36.86.26.36.17.6
Illinois8.06.66.713.76.67.76.06.015.55.7
Indiana7.67.07.012.96.67.56.86.813.78.0
Iowa6.46.16.113.76.25.65.55.3
Kansas7.06.56.612.46.07.46.56.220.57.9
Kentucky8.37.87.813.47.75.95.65.69.7
Louisiana10.47.77.714.46.69.86.56.614.4
Maine6.06.06.16.15.75.8
Maryland9.07.07.012.96.98.15.55.713.74.7
Massachusetts7.26.86.510.28.35.04.64.19.67.4
Michigan8.06.66.714.16.28.06.16.017.07.2
Minnesota6.35.95.99.86.25.34.84.69.67.3
Mississippi10.77.87.814.37.010.57.07.014.9
Missouri7.66.76.812.65.77.45.96.016.5
Montana6.96.97.08.06.76.76.5
Nebraska6.66.36.312.46.26.86.46.57.1
Nevada7.67.07.513.06.45.75.14.917.15.4
New Hampshire6.56.46.113.95.93.83.83.9
New Jersey7.96.86.712.67.06.55.14.514.26.5
New Mexico7.97.97.813.18.06.46.35.76.9
New York7.76.76.411.37.45.85.15.39.74.0
North Carolina8.97.37.613.86.18.56.16.415.84.9
North Dakota6.26.16.08.88.07.8
Ohio8.07.07.013.47.07.76.26.216.45.9
Oklahoma7.87.37.413.65.97.36.56.415.07.3
Oregon5.55.45.310.15.65.45.55.65.6
Pennsylvania7.96.96.813.78.87.26.15.914.49.8
Rhode Island7.36.76.511.87.66.86.15.67.7
South Carolina9.67.37.414.06.68.95.95.915.05.4
South Dakota6.46.36.28.27.46.16.3
Tennessee9.28.08.113.66.58.76.76.516.29.2
Texas7.66.96.912.96.95.95.25.212.05.4
Utah6.46.46.210.87.44.84.94.66.9
Vermont5.95.95.95.55.65.8
Virginia7.96.56.612.55.87.65.45.315.85.1
Washington5.85.55.69.85.25.85.75.612.95.9
West Virginia8.58.48.411.57.27.27.1
Wisconsin6.65.95.813.16.27.15.96.017.85.0
Wyoming8.38.07.99.15.95.95.4
Puerto Rico11.211.1NA12.1NA9.39.9NANA
Virgin Islands9.79.09.59.4
Guam8.19.8
American Samoa3.9NANANANA
Northern Marianas8.3NANANANA
  • NA indicates data not available.

    Race and Hispanic origin are reported separately on birth certificates. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race. In this table, Hispanic women are classified only by place of origin; non-Hispanic women are classified by race.

    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, 2001 National Vital Statistics System, mortality (unlinked file) and natality.

  • * Percentage of births <2500 g (5 lbs, 8 oz).

  • Infant deaths under 1 year of age per 1000 live births.

  • Includes races other than white and black.

  • § Total excludes data for the territories.

  • Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision (defined as <20 deaths in the numerator).