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Location: Queens
Topic: Preterm by plurality
Format: Bar Graph
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Preterm by plurality: Queens, 2014

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• Compared with singleton births (one baby), multiple births in Queens were about 8 times as likely to be preterm in 2014. 
• Of all live births in Queens in 2014, 96.7% were singletons and 3.3% were multiple births. 

March of Dimes 2020 Goal

  • Reduce preterm births to no more than 8.1% of live births.
  • For more information, see here.

Healthy people 2020

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


  • Preterm is less than 37 completed weeks gestation.
  • Multiple deliveries include twin, triplet and higher order deliveries.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved October 26, 2016, from