August 23, 2002
Rate of low birth-weight babies rises in suburbs

Interesting story about an increase in the rate of low birth-weight babies being born in Houston suburbs. There seem to be a number of factors driving this - more multiple births due to older mothers and in vitro fertilization and more poor people in the suburbs being the main two. The suburbs of all major Texas cities saw similar rises. This looks like a trend to watch.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 23, 2002 to Elsewhere in Houston