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Low Birth Weight
Lancaster County has a lower rate of low birth weight infants
Children who are born at a low birth weight (less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces) have an increased risk of long-term disability and impaired development.10 Low birth weight may indicate inadequate prenatal care.10
- Lancaster County has a lower percentage of children who are born at a low birth weight than the U.S. In 2019, 7.5% of children were born at a low birth weight in Lancaster County, compared to the 8.3% of children who were born at a low birth weight in the U.S.
10. Cutland, C., Lackritz, E., Mallett-Moore, T., Bardaji, A., Chandrasekaran, R., Lahariya, C., Imran Nisar, M., Tapia, M., Pathirana, J., Kochhar, S. & Muñoz, F. (2017). Low birth weight: Case definition & guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of maternal immunization safety data. Vaccine, 35(48) 6492-6500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.01.049