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New State Perinatal Data Snapshots

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., APRIL 12, 2007 - The March of Dimes now provides a new series of documents intended to summarize maternal and infant health information for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US.

Each "Perinatal Data Snapshot" includes six pages of information on births, birth outcomes, risk indicators, birth defects, health insurance and poverty. Formatted as a PDF, pages can be downloaded individually or a as a complete report. The 52 documents can be found under "State Summaries" on the PeriStats web site home page, or under the "Perinatal Overview" topic for each state. The new series will be updated 2-3 times a year. If you have any questions, please contact the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center at