Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
VLBW is defined as a birth weight of less than 1,500 grams (3 lbs 4 ounces). Data are reported by States each year as part of the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant application. A national weighted average is calculated by summing the numerator and denominator information reported by each jurisdiction.
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