WISH: Percent of Births with Low Birthweight

Percent of Births with Low Birthweight
Year Wisconsin U.S.
2018 7.7  
2017 7.7 8.3
2016 7.4 8.2
2015 7.3 8.1
2014 7.3 8.0
2013 7.0 8.0
2012 7.2 8.0
2011 7.2 8.1
2010 7.0 8.2
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 1985-2013 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Final Data for 2013," Volume 64, Number 1, January 15, 2015. U.S. data for 2014-2016 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Final Data for 2016," Volume 67, Number 1, January 31, 2018. U.S. data for 2017 are from National Vital Statistics Reports, "Births: Final Data for 2017," Volume 67, Number 8, November 7, 2018.

Last Revised: July 5, 2020