KidsFlash Fast Fact – Nov. 30, 2012

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: November 30, 2012

In 2011, 8.7 percent of all babies born in Colorado were born with low birth weights. Low birth weight babies weigh 5.5 pounds or less at birth and are at higher risk for health problems like respiratory distress syndrome and heart problems. To find data on the percent of low-weight births in your county, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Sarah Hughes

About Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes is Vice President of Research Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data analysis efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to inform and advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in communications and spent several years working and volunteering with kids in various capacities. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advocacy, Leadership and Social Change from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Business and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.