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Preterm: Essex and New Jersey, 2014-2018

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• In 2018, there were 1,141 preterm births in Essex, representing 10.9% of live births. 

March of Dimes 2020 Goal

  • For more information, see here.
  • Preterm births: reduce to no more than 8.1% of live births.

Healthy people 2020

  • Preterm births: reduce to no more than 11.4% of live births.

Footnotes

  • Preterm is less than 37 weeks of pregnancy.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved October 19, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.