Norfolk city

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Quick Facts: 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 Norfolk city in 2002, 96.7% of all live births were singleton births and 3.3% were multiple births.
 
• Between 1996 and 2002, the multiple birth ratio in Norfolk city increased more than 32%.
 
• Compared with singleton births (one baby), multiple births in Norfolk city were about 5 times as likely to be preterm in 2002.
 
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Footnotes

  • Preterm is less than 37 completed weeks gestation.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved September 21, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.