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Location: Baltimore city
Topic: Distribution of gestational age categories
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Distribution of gestational age categories: Baltimore city, 2013

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• In Baltimore city in 2013, 3.2% of live births were very preterm, 11.6% were moderately preterm and 85.3% were not preterm. 
• In 2013, 1 in 7 babies (14.7% of live births) was born preterm in Baltimore city. 

March of Dimes 2020 Goal

  • Reduce preterm births to no more than 9.6% of live births.
  • For more information, see here.

Healthy people 2020

  • Preterm births: reduce to no more than 11.4% of live births.
  • Very preterm births: reduce to no more than 1.8% of live births.


  • Not preterm is greater than or equal to 37 weeks gestation.
  • Preterm is less than 37 completed weeks gestation.
  • Very preterm is less than 32 completed weeks gestation.
  • Moderately preterm is 32-36 completed weeks of gestation.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved December 02, 2015, from