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Low-Birth Weight Babies

Low Birth Weight by County
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Canadian County Under 3 lbs. 5 oz.  23 18 20 13 28 21
1.5% 1.1% 1.2% 1.0% NA 1.2%
Under 5 1/2 lbs 101 103 100 122 NA 89
6.4% 6.6% 6.1% 7.2% 1.6% 5.1%
Cleveland County Under 3 lbs. 5 oz.  32 38 39 42 49 37
1.1% 1.3% 1.3% 1.4% NA 1.3%
Under 5 1/2 lbs            201            217            169 188 NA 181
6.8% 7.2% 5.6% 6.2% 1.6% 6.3%
Kingfisher County Under 3 lbs. 5 oz.   -   -   -  NA NA NA
- 1.2% 0.5% NA NA NA
Under 5 1/2 lbs 13 8 11 14 NA 15
6.3% 4.8% 5.0% 6.7% NA 7.7%
Lincoln County Under 3 lbs. 5 oz.   -   -   -  NA 5 5
1.0% 1.1% 1.0% NA NA 1.2%
Under 5 1/2 lbs 29 23 19 29 NA 30
7.2% 6.2% 5.0% 7.0% 1.2% 7.2%
Logan County Under 3 lbs. 5 oz.  5 5  -  NA 8 7
1.0% 1.1% 0.4% NA NA 1.3%
Under 5 1/2 lbs 26 29 29 25 NA 39
5.3% 6.1% 6.5% 5.3% 1.6% 7.1%
Oklahoma County Under 3 lbs. 5 oz.  206 195 203 195 175 196
1.7% 1.6% 1.7% 1.6% NA 1.6%
Under 5 1/2 lbs 883 877 756 823 NA 890
7.3% 7.4% 6.3% 6.6% 1.4% 7.1%
Pottawatomie County Under 3 lbs. 5 oz.  24 11 17 10 10 14
2.4% 1.2% 1.9% 1.1% NA 1.6%
Under 5 1/2 lbs 61 47 59 43 NA 62
6.0% 5.1% 6.6% 4.7% 1.8% 7.2%

Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count Data Center

Low Birth Weight by Race
  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
United States White 154,325 152,047 148,636 148,390 149,574 147,479
7.1% 7.1% 7.0% 7% 7% 7%
Black or African American 83,881 82,018 81,244 80,814 82,108 83,316
13.2% 13.0% 12.8% 12.8% 12.8% 13.0%
American Indian 3,557 3,501 3,504 3,435 3,434 3,332
7.6% 7.5% 7.6% 7.5% 7.6% 7.5%
Asian and Pacific Islander 20,938 21,200 22,388 22,148 22,755 23,617
8.5% 8.4% 8.2% 8.3% 8.1% 8.4%
Hispanic or Latino 65,868 64,449 63,190 63,832  64,424 66,623
7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.1% 7.1% 7.2%
Total 325,563 319,711 315,709 315,099 318,847 320,869
8.1% 8.1% 8.0% 8.0% 8.0% 8.1%
Oklahoma White 2,741 2,687 2,518 2,652 2,503 2,429
8.0% 8.1% 7.5% 7.8% 7.5% 7.3%
Black or African American 698 740 695 665 686 702
14.0% 14.8% 13.5% 13.1% 13.0% 13.3%
American Indian 486 441 442 426 443 395
7.7% 7.1% 7.3% 7.0% 7.3% 6.7%
Asian and Pacific Islander 94 112 133 136 126 141
7.2% 7.6% 8.4% 8.6% 7.3% 8.0%
Hispanic or Latino 471 478 444 455 515 540
6.8% 7.2% 6.5% 6.3% 7.1% 7.3%
Total 4,458 4,431 4,200 4,297 4,238 4,172
8.4% 8.5% 8.0% 8.1% 8.0% 7.9%

Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count Data Center