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Very preterm: United States, 2014

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• In 2014, 63,565 babies, or 1.6% of live births, were very preterm in the United States. 
• Major risk factors for preterm and very preterm births include multiple births, history of preterm delivery, stress, infection, smoking and illicit drug use. 
• Very premature babies who survive may suffer lifelong consequences, including cerebral palsy, blindness and other chronic conditions. 

Healthy people 2020

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

Footnotes

  • Very preterm is less than 32 completed weeks gestation.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved December 04, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.