Singletons & Multiples
Pregnancy outcomes can vary for singleton and multiple births. Multiple births include twins, triplets and higher order births, and outcomes can vary among these groups as well.
| ||In Boston in 2013, 95.8% of all live births were singleton births and 4.2% were multiple births.|
| ||Between 2003 and 2013, the multiple birth ratio in Boston increased nearly 13%.|
| ||Compared with singleton births (one baby), multiple births in Boston were about 7 times as likely to be preterm in 2013.|
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National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
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