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Very low birth weight deliveries
Maryland - Somerset

Measurement Period: 2007-2013
HP2020 Baseline: 1.5 (1.5)
HP2020 Baseline Year: 2007
HP2020 Target: 1.4

County

2.3%

State

National

1.4%

HP 2020

1.4%
  • 1.1
  • 2.1
  • 2.5
Percent of live births that are very low birth weight (VLBW)

Numerator

Number of live births with birth weight of less than 1,500 grams (3 lbs, 4oz)

Population

Number of live births

2007-2013 - Dimensions

  • Black or African American (Of mother)

    4.5%
    2.9%
    6.0%
    0
    Comparison of 15 Counties
    4.5%
      Low: 1.9             High: 4.5
  • Black or African American, non-Hispanic (Of mother)

    4.5%
    3.0%
    6.0%
    0
    Comparison of 15 Counties
    4.5%
      Low: 2             High: 4.5
  • Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)

    2.5%
    1.7%
    3.2%
    0
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    2.5%
      Low: 1             High: 2.7
  • Total

    2.3%
    1.6%
    3.0%
    0
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    2.3%
      Low: 1.1             High: 2.5

Historical Data

  • Dimension2011-20132009-20132007-20132008-20122006-20122007-20112005-20112006-20102004-20102003-2009
    Total2.6%
    1.5% / 3.7%
    2.1%
    1.4% / 2.9%
    2.3%
    1.6% / 3.0%
    2.3%
    1.4% / 3.1%
    2.2%
    1.6% / 2.9%
    2.5%
    1.6% / 3.3%
    2.2%
    1.5% / 2.9%
    2.0%
    1.2% / 2.7%
    2.2%
    1.5% / 2.9%
    2.2%
    1.6% / 3.0%
    Not Hispanic or Latino (Of mother)2.9%
    1.7% / 4.1%
    2.3%
    1.4% / 3.1%
    2.5%
    1.7% / 3.2%
    2.4%
    1.5% / 3.3%
    2.3%
    1.6% / 3.1%
    2.6%
    1.7% / 3.5%
    2.3%
    1.5% / 3.0%
    2.0%
    1.1% / 2.8%
    2.1%
    1.4% / 2.8%
    2.2%
    1.6% / 3.0%
    Black or African American (Of mother)DSU4.3%
    2.6% / 6.1%
    4.5%
    2.9% / 6.0%
    4.6%
    2.8% / 6.4%
    4.3%
    2.9% / 5.8%
    4.9%
    3.0% / 6.8%
    4.1%
    2.6% / 5.5%
    DSU3.4%
    2.0% / 4.8%
    3.2%
    2.1% / 4.9%
    Black or African American, non-Hispanic (Of mother)DSU4.4%
    2.7% / 6.2%
    4.5%
    3.0% / 6.0%
    4.7%
    2.9% / 6.5%
    4.4%
    2.9% / 5.9%
    4.9%
    3.0% / 6.9%
    4.1%
    2.6% / 5.6%
    DSU3.4%
    2.0% / 4.8%
    3.2%
    2.1% / 4.9%
  • DSU - Data statistically unreliable.

Methodology

  • The measure tracked by this subobjective is identical to one of the measures monitored by Healthy People 2000 objective 14.5 and Healthy People 2010 objective 16-10b.

    A description of the very low birth weight measurement has been published by NCHS.1

    1. Heck, K.E., and Klein, R.J. Operational definitions for year 2000 objectives: Priority area 14, Maternal and Infant Health. Healthy People 2000 Statistical Note. No. 14. Hyattsville, MD: NCHS, 1998.

References

  • Heck, K.E., and Klein, R.J. Operational definitions for year 2000 objectives: Priority area 14, Maternal and Infant Health. Healthy People 2000 Statistical Note. No. 14. Hyattsville, MD: NCHS, 1998.

Data Source(s)

  • National Vital Statistics System-Natality (NVSS-N)

    Description Vital statistics natality data are a fundamental source of demographic, geographic, and medical and health information on all births occurring in the United States. This is one of the few sources of comparable health-related data for small geographic areas over an extended period of time. The data are used to present the characteristics of babies and their mothers, track trends such as birth rates for teenagers, and compare natality trends with those in other countries.

    MethodologyThe National Vital Statistics System Natality component (NVSS-N) obtains information on deaths from the registration offices of each of the 50 states, New York City, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands. By law, registration of deaths is the responsibility of the professional attendant at birth, generally a physician or midwife. The birth certificate must be filed with the local registrar in the district in which the birth occurred, within a time period prescribed by law (generally 1 to 10 days). State birth certificates are modeled on a U.S. Standard Certificate that is revised periodically. States provide the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) with birth records in electronic format.


 
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