Fast Fact – November 6, 2020

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 6, 2020

In 2018, 9.4 percent of babies born in Colorado were born at low birthweights, weighing less than 5.5 pounds. Infants born at low birthweights face increased risk of infection, developmental delay and short- and long-term disabilities. The share of babies born at low birthweights in our state has fluctuated between 8 and 9 percent over the last three decades, and the 2018 figure is the highest state percentage reported during this time frame. To see the share of babies born at low weights in your county, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit