Low Birth Weight

CountyRanking (1-5)Value
Arkansas512.1%
Ashley410.4%
Baxter27.8%
Benton17.5%
Boone14.9%
Bradley512.3%
Calhoun16.9%
Carroll16.9%
Chicot511.6%
Clark49.9%
Clay17.3%
Cleburne28%
Cleveland511.5%
Columbia411.3%
Conway28.1%
Craighead28.1%
Crawford27.9%
Crittenden512.3%
Cross410.5%
Dallas513.4%
Desha514.3%
Drew49.6%
Faulkner28.2%
Franklin49.8%
Fulton27.9%
Garland28.2%
Grant38.5%
Greene17.3%
Hempstead49.6%
Hot Spring38.7%
Howard39.1%
Independence39%
Izard39.1%
Jackson38.6%
Jefferson512.7%
Johnson17%
Lafayette516.1%
Lawrence38.7%
Lee513%
Lincoln49.3%
Little River49.9%
Logan38.7%
Lonoke17.4%
Madison38.3%
Marion15.8%
Miller410.1%
Mississippi511.7%
Monroe512.4%
Montgomery38.4%
Nevada49.2%
Newton38.5%
Ouachita410.6%
Perry49.4%
Phillips513.6%
Pike17.4%
Poinsett39.1%
Polk17.2%
Pope27.7%
Prairie17.5%
Pulaski410.2%
Randolph16.6%
Saline27.9%
Scott17.5%
Searcy16.5%
Sebastian27.8%
Sevier16.4%
Sharp27.9%
St. Francis512.8%
Stone511.8%
Union38.5%
Van Buren38.7%
Washington27.6%
White17.1%
Woodruff410.9%
Yell38.6%

Description

Percent of low birth weight infants as a percent of live births. Low birth weight is less than 2500 grams (5 1/2 pounds)

Source/Citation

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Public Health in Arkansas Communities Search. (2017).Low Birth Weight 2008-2014. Retrieved Aug 18, 2017 from PHACS database. Available from National Center for Health Statistics database.


Ranking Information

* Health Ranking compared to other counties. This is a result of quintile ranking for all 75 counties in Arkansas. The rankings are assigned by placing the counties into five equal groups by the occurrence of the health indicator.

Category 1 - Highest, represents highest occurrence of the indicator/outcome

Category 2 - Higher, represents counties between the highest and mid-range occurrence of the indicator/outcome

Category 3 - Middle, represents counties within the middle range occurrence of the indicator/outcome

Category 4 - Lower, represents counties between mid-range and lowest occurrence of the indicator/outcome

Category 5 - Lowest, represents counties with the lowest occurrence of the indicator/outcome

2017 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
Public Health in Arkansas' Communities Search