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Location: Staten Island
Topic: Preterm by race
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Preterm by race: Staten Island, 2012-2014 Average

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• During 2012-2014 (average) in Staten Island, preterm birth rates were highest for black infants (12.3%), followed by whites (9.0%) and Asian/Pacific Islanders (8.8%). 
• 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.


  • Preterm is less than 37 completed weeks gestation.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved October 23, 2016, from