The Reduction of Infant Mortality in Illinois

The Family Case Management Program and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)


Very Low Birth Weight Rate - Medicaid Eligible Infants
1997-2006

Chart 9: Very Low Birth Weight Rate - Medicaid Eligible Infants, 1997-2006

Description of Chart 9: Very Low Birth Weight Rate - Medicaid Eligible Infants, 1997-2006

WIC & FCM Neither
1997 1.3 3.9
1998 1.4 3.7
1999 1.3 4.3
2000 1.3 3.4
2001 1.2 3.7
2002 1.3 4.2
2003 1.4 3.9
2004 1.4 3.8
2005 1.4 4.1
2006 1.3 3.3

The very low birth weight rate among women who participated in both WIC and FCM was 1.3 percent in 2006, almost one-third the rate (3.3 %) observed among Medicaid?eligible women who did not participate in either program during pregnancy.