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Births by Maternal Socioeconomic Characteristics - 5-Year Aggregations - Archive

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Jenna Daly

All;Low Birth Weight (under 2500 grams);Very Low Birth Weight (under 1500 grams)

Births by Maternal Socioeconomic Characteristics - 5-Year Aggregations reports the 5-year number and percentage of births in certain categories by maternal background information (years of education and marital status).


This dataset provides select birth outcomes (birthweight, gestational age) for Connecticut resident births along with select background information about the mother (years of education and marital status). Low birth weight is less than 2500 grams, or about 5.5 pounds. Very low birth weight is less than 1500 grams, or about 3.3 pounds. A birth is premature if it occurs before the gestational age of 37 completed weeks. Department of Public Health collects and publishes annual vital statistics reports ( and carries annual data, 3-year and 5-year averages. More dimensions can be found in the raw data such as birth pluralities.


All;37 weeks or more;Less than 37 weeks;Gestational age unknown

Not all combinations of filters are available simultaneously due to how we were provided the data. For example, you cannot filter by both mother's education and marital status. Possible filter combinations include: [Mother's Education, Birth Weight] or [Mother's Education, Gestational Age] or [Mother's Marital Status, Birth Weight] or [Mother's Marital Status, Gestational Age].



All;Less than 12 years;High School (12 yrs or GED);College (13-16 yrs);Post-College (17 or more yrs);Unknown



Connecticut Department of Public Health

Combinations resulting in counts of less than 15 are suppressed. (Denoted with *)