New York

Queens
Find maternal and infant health data on a state level, or by county or city. Narrow your results or compare with another region.
Search User Control
Location: Queens
edit
Topic: Preterm by race
edit
Format: Bar Graph
edit
slides (0)

Preterm by race: Queens, 2012-2014 Average

Email to a friend We will never share or sell your email.
You can send to a max of 5 people.
Separate addresses with commas.
Privacy policy
 
Compare with: 

       

• During 2012-2014 (average) in Queens, preterm birth rates were highest for black infants (11.4%), followed by whites (7.8%), Asian/Pacific Islanders (7.8%) and American Indian/Alaska Natives (7.7%). 
• In the United States, prematurity/low birthweight is the second leading cause of all infant deaths (during the first year of life) and the leading cause of infant death among black infants. 

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.

Footnotes

  • Preterm is less than 37 completed weeks gestation.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved December 06, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.