About 450,000 babies are born too soon each year

With a grade of "C," the United States has a long way to go in reducing our preterm birth rate. With 1 in 9 babies born too soon, our country’s rate is higher than that of most high-income countries.

2014 Premature birth report cards

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, 2013 preliminary data.

To view or download your state’s report card, click your state on the map.
Prematurity Map of USA