This indicator is a count of the number of births with birthweight below 2500 grams and gestational age less than 37 weeks. Births with unknown birthweight or unknown gestational age are excluded from the denominator in calculating the percentage.
This is correlated with increased risk of infant death.
In 2021, in Alachua County, the percent of preterm with low birth weight that were Preterm With Low Birth Weight (All) was 7.1 compared to Florida at 6.3. Since the oldest age of the mother at birth varies, an ending age of 999 is used to retrieve all records up to and including the oldest age.
Alachua County is in the fourth quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs less often in about three quarters of the counties than in Alachua County. The map illustrates county data by quartile. It is shown when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.Links: Healthy People 2030|More Health Resources
Preterm With Low Birth Weight, Percent of Preterm with Low Birth Weight, 2021
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Preterm With Low Birth Weight, Single Year