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Percentage of low-birthweight births

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The percentage of low-birthweight births in 1998, according to government statistics analyzed by Child Trends and Kids Count, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. They are listed according to state ranking:

State Percent

Ore. 5.4

N.H. 5.7

Wash. 5.7

Minn. 5.8

S.D. 5.8

Maine 5.8

Alaska 6.0

Idaho 6.0

Calif. 6.2

Iowa 6.4

Vt. 6.5

Neb. 6.5

Wis. 6.5

N.D. 6.5

Utah 6.7

Ariz. 6.8

Mass. 6.9

Mont. 7.0

Kan. 7.0

Okla. 7.2

Texas 7.4

Hawaii 7.5

R.I. 7.6

Nev. 7.6

N.M. 7.6

Penn. 7.6

Ohio 7.7

Conn. 7.8

Mich. 7.8

Mo. 7.8

N.Y. 7.8

Ind. 7.9

Va. 7.9

Ill. 8.0

N.J. 8.0

W.Va. 8.0

Fla. 8.1

Ky. 8.1

Del. 8.4

Ga. 8.5

Colo. 8.6

Md. 8.7

N.C. 8.8

Ark. 8.9

Wyo. 8.9

Tenn. 9.1

Ala. 9.3

S.C. 9.5

Miss. 10.1

La. 10.1

D.C. 13.1

U.S. 7.6