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Location: San Francisco
Topic: Very preterm by race/ethnicity
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Very preterm by race/ethnicity: San Francisco, 2011-2013 Average

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• During 2011-2013 (average), the very preterm birth rate in San Francisco was highest for black infants (2.9%), followed by Hispanics (1.2%), whites (0.9%) and Asians (0.9%). 
• Black infants (2.9%) were about 3 times as likely as Asian infants (0.9%) to be born very preterm during 2011-2013 (average). 
• Very premature babies who survive may suffer lifelong consequences, including cerebral palsy, blindness and other chronic conditions. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Very preterm births: reduce to no more than 1.8% of live births.


  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Very preterm is less than 32 completed weeks gestation.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved November 26, 2015, from