2015 Premature Birth Report Cards

About 380,000 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. In the U.S., 1 in 10 babies is born too soon, and the preterm birth rate is higher than that of most high-income countries.

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2015 Premature Birth Report Cards

About 380,000 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. In the U.S., 1 in 10 babies is born too soon, and the preterm birth rate is higher than that of most high-income countries.

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Grades:
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.7
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.5
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.0
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.0
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.3
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.4
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.2
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.3
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.9
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.8
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.0
GRADE
A
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.1
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.1
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.7
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.3
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.7
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.7
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
12.3
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.4
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.1
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.6
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.8
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.7
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
12.9
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.8
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.3
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.1
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.1
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.2
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.6
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.2
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.9
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.7
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
7.7
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.4
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.8
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.6
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.8
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.5
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.8
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.3
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.1
GRADE
A
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
7.9
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.2
GRADE
A
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.1
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.6
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.8
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.2
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.2

Source: Grades determined by March of Dimes based on preterm birth rates from National Center for Health Statistics, 2014 final natality data.

 

 

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