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Where: Where do the highest or lowest prevalence of low birthweight occur?

 
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Surveillance data are analyzed by place to determine where health problems are occurring in a population. PNSS Table 8B (county level), Comparison of Infant Health Indicators, provides a ranked comparison of low birthweight prevalence by county. Data can be examined to determine where the prevalence of low birthweight is lowest and highest.


Sample:  PNSS Table 8B, Comparison of Infant Health Indicators

table showing prevalence of birthweight indicators by county

1 Coles county had a prevalence of 3.3% and was ranked as 1st or a rank of (1) with the lowest prevalence of low birthweight infants in the state.
2 Rock county had a prevalence of low birthweight of 11.0 and was ranked 60th or a rank of (60) with the highest or worst prevalence in the state. Rock county is more than twice the Healthy People 2010 target of 5 percent for low birthweight.


Where does the highest prevalence of low birthweight occur?

The worst (highest) prevalence of low birthweight in the state was 11 % in Rock county. The prevalence of low birthweight in Rock county is more than twice the Healthy People 2010 target of 5 percent.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity