Demographic and Health Characteristics of Births
The following table shows the number of births, prenatal care, number of preterm infants, and the number of low birthweight infants, according to the race of the mother in 2012.
|Asian or |
|Number of births||3,952,841||2,999,820||634,126||46,093||272,802||907,677|
|Weight gain of less than 11 lbs||8.5%||7.8%||12.9%||12.3%||6.0%||9.6%|
|Weight gain of more than 40 lbs||21.1||21.7||21.0||21.3||15.0||16.7|
|Diabetes during pregnancy||5.9||5.6||5.3||8.0||9.9||6.3|
|Low birthweight infant2||8.0||7.0||12.8||7.6||8.2||7.0|
|Very low birthweight infant2||1.4||1.2||2.8||1.3||1.1||1.2|
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