2016 Premature Birth Report Cards

Preterm birth increases in the U.S. for the first time in eight years

The health of babies in the United States has taken a step backward as the nation’s preterm birth rate worsened for the first time in eight years. According to the latest March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card, the U.S. earned a “C” grade amidst widening differences in prematurity rates across different races and ethnicities.

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2016 Premature Birth Report Cards

Preterm birth increases in the U.S. for the first time in eight years

The health of babies in the United States has taken a step backward as the nation’s preterm birth rate worsened for the first time in eight years. According to the latest March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card, the U.S. earned a “C” grade amidst widening differences in prematurity rates across different races and ethnicities.

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Grades:
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.7
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.9
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.0
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.8
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.5
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.7
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.4
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.9
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.0
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.8
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.1
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.2
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.2
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.6
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.0
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.8
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.8
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
12.3
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.5
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.0
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.4
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.9
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.5
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
13.0
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.0
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.4
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.9
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.9
GRADE
A
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
7.9
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.8
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.5
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.7
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.2
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.4
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.3
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.3
GRADE
A
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
7.6
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.4
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.4
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.6
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.1
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.5
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.0
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.2
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.3
GRADE
A
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
7.3
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.2
GRADE
A
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.1
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.3
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.3
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.4
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.8

Source: Grades determined by March of Dimes based on preterm birth rates from National Center for Health Statistics, 2015 final natality data.