In Vermont, racial and ethnic dispariti es in low birth weight and preterm birth rates exist alongside racial and ethnic disparities in health insurance coverage and use of preventative care. As of 2005, the percentage of racial and ethnic minorities in Vermont was approximately 3.3%, compared to 25% for the nation as a whole. In 2005, 3.4% of the Vermont population was foreign born.
Hiersteiner, Dorothy, "Women’s Health Disparities and Midwifery Care: Spotlight on Vermont" (2010). Publications from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy. 50.