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Percent of Births with Low Birthweight

Year Wisconsin U.S.
2010 7.0
2009 7.1 8.2
2008 7.0 8.2
2007 7.0 8.2
2006 6.9 8.3
2005 7.0 8.2
2004 7.0 8.1
2003 6.8 7.9
2002 6.6 7.8
2001 6.6 7.7
2000 6.5 7.6
1999 6.7 7.6
1998 6.5 7.6
1997 6.4 7.5
1996 6.3 7.4
1995 6.0 7.3
1994 6.4 7.3
1993 6.2 7.2
1992 5.9 7.1
1991 6.2 7.1
1990 5.9 7.0
1989 5.8 7.0
1988 5.5 6.9
1987 5.4 6.9
1986 5.4 6.8
1985 5.3 6.8

Source: Resident birth certificates, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

U.S. data for 1985-2002 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Final Data for 2002," Volume 52, No. 10, December 17, 2003. U.S. data for 2003 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Preliminary Data for 2003," Volume 53, No. 9, November 23, 2004. U.S. data for 2004 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Preliminary Data for 2004," Volume 54, No. 8, December 29, 2005. U.S. data for 2005 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Preliminary Data for 2005," Volume 55, No. 11, December 28, 2006. U.S. data for 2006 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Preliminary Data for 2006," Volume 56, No. 7, December 5, 2007. U.S. data for 2007 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Preliminary data for 2007," Volume 57, No. 12, March 18, 2009. U.S. data for 2008 and 2009 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Preliminary data for 2009," Volume 59, No. 3, December 21, 2010. U.S. data for 2010 is not available.

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