Report: many Kentucky babies born too early, too small, or to teen mothers - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Report: many Kentucky babies born too early, too small, or to teen mothers

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, too many babies in Kentucky are born too early, too small or to teenage mothers.

The report shows that 9.1% of Kentucky babies have low birth weights, 15% are born before 37 weeks of gestation, and 12% are born to teenage mothers.

Kentucky Youth Advocates Executive Director Terry Brooks says poor birth outcomes are linked to more infant deaths and higher health care costs.

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