Percent of Total Births by Birth Weight Category

[1] Although 81% of infants are born at a healthy weight, there are significant disparities in low birth weight by race/ethnicity. [2] Both multiples and singleton births are represented in the charts below.

Date Range: 2007-2010

Data Source: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Original Report: Birth Outcomes, 2013 (Page 37) produced by Children's Optimal Health

Rates of Birth Weight Categories by Race/Ethnicity

[1] Derived from the counts available in the full Birth Outcomes report (page 37), the chart below shows rates of births by weight category and race/ethnicity. [2] African American women comprise 8% of all births, however 20% of VLBW births were to African American women (176 / 881).

Date Range: 2007-2010

Data Source: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Original Report: Birth Outcomes, 2013 (Page 37) produced by Children's Optimal Health

Count of Low Birth Weight ≤2500 g

[1] The map below reflects relative counts of low birth weight births (≤2500 grams), by census tract. [2] 7.7% of all infants born in Travis County were ≤ 2500 grams.

Date Range: 2007-2010

Data Source: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Original Report: Birth Outcomes, 2013 (Page 38) produced by Children's Optimal Health

Percent of Low Birth Weight ≤2500 g

[1]The map below reflects the percent of births per census tract that were ≤ 2500 grams. [2] In red areas below, over 10% of births had low birth weights in those Census tracts. [3] Both higher and lower income census tracts are represented in high-LBW and high-VLBW proportions.

Date Range: 2007-2010

Data Source: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Original Report: Birth Outcomes, 2013 (Page 38) produced by Children's Optimal Health

Count of Very Low Birth Weight ≤1500 g

[1] The map below reflects relative counts of very low birth weight births (≤1500 grams), by census tract. [2] The rate of very low birth weight births (≤1500 grams) is 13.5 per 1,000 births, or 1.35%.

Date Range: 2007-2010

Data Source: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Original Report: Birth Outcomes, 2013 (Page 39) produced by Children's Optimal Health

Percent of Very Low Birth Weight ≤1500 g

[1] The map below reflects the percent of births per census tract with very low birth weights (≤1500 grams). [2] 1.35% of births had very low birth weights (≤1500 grams). [3] In red areas below, 2.4-5% of births had very low birth weights in those census tracts. [4] Red and orange areas together identify areas where the percent of very low birth weight births exceed the county’s overall rate.

Date Range: 2007-2010

Data Source: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Original Report: Birth Outcomes, 2013 (Page 39) produced by Children's Optimal Health