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Location: Oklahoma City
Topic: Late preterm by race/ethnicity
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Late preterm by race/ethnicity: Oklahoma City, 2011-2013 Average

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• During 2011-2013 (average) in Oklahoma City, late preterm birth rates were highest for black infants (12.1%), followed by Asians (9.7%), Hispanics (9.3%), whites (8.6%) and Native Americans (7.9%). 
• Black infants (12.1%) were about 2 times as likely as Native American infants (7.9%) to be born preterm during 2011-2013 (average). 
• Late preterm babies have higher rates of adverse birth outcomes than term infants. Late preterm babies are at higher risk for breathing problems, feeding difficulties, jaundice, difficulties regulating body temperature and death compared to term babies. 


  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Late preterm is between 34 and 36 weeks gestation.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved October 04, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.