Low Birthweight

Texas Low Birth WeightHealth risks are greatest for very low birthweight babies but infants born below 2,500 grams also face increased risk of morbidity and premature mortality.

Although gestational age may be a better measure than low birthweight as it better accounts for a child’s neurological and physical development at birth, gestational age can be difficult to accurately ascertain, whereas birthweight is easily measured and reported.

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