Table 25. Infants born with low birth weight (less than 5.5 lbs.) by ethnicity, 1994 through 2001, by place of residence

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Year:

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

Residence

Numbers of Births

             

City of Galveston

               

Black

49

45

35

25

26

38

43

37

Hispanic

22

20

30

28

22

20

25

23

All other

28

33

30

30

42

31

31

31

Total

99

98

95

83

90

89

99

91

 

Percentages of All Births

             

City of Galveston

               

Black

15.7

16.5

12.5

9.9

11.3

14.2

15.4

14.4

Hispanic

6.8

7.1

9.5

9.0

7.3

6.4

8.3

7.0

All other

6.5

9.2

8.6

8.5

10.4

8.9

9.6

9.7

Total

9.2

10.8

10.1

9.1

9.6

9.6

11.0

10.1

Galveston County

               

Black

13.1

12.8

11.8

10.8

10.2

13.8

15.0

14.8

Hispanic

5.8

6.1

8.4

7.4

6.4

6.8

7.3

7.0

All other

6.6

6.5

6.9

6.7

6.8

6.0

6.4

6.8

Total

7.7

7.6

8.2

7.6

7.3

7.6

8.1

8.2

Texas

               

Black

12.4

11.7

11.8

12.4

12.6

12.6

12.7

12.9

Hispanic

6.4

6.6

6.6

6.6

6.7

6.6

6.8

6.9

All other

6.0

6.3

6.4

6.5

6.8

6.7

6.6

6.9

Total

7.0

7.1

7.2

7.3

7.4

7.4

7.4

7.6

United States

               

Black

13.2

13.1

13.0

13.0

13.0

13.1

13.0

13.0

Hispanic

6.3

6.3

6.3

6.4

6.4

6.4

6.4

6.5

All other

6.1

6.2

6.3

6.5

6.5

6.6

6.5

6.7

Total

7.3

7.3

7.4

7.5

7.6

7.6

7.6

7.7

Source: Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics

         

United States data is from the National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 51, No. 11, June 25,2003.

         

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/births.htm Accessed (07/09/2003)