Fast Fact – 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.