2017 Premature Birth Report Cards

The preterm birth rate in the United States has increased for the second year, rising 2 percent to 9.8 percent in 2016. This year’s Report Card also reveals major racial/ethnic and geographic disparities signifying that babies have a higher chance of a preterm birth based simply on race and ZIP code.

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2017 Premature Birth Report Cards

The preterm birth rate in the United States has increased for the second year, rising 2 percent to 9.8 percent in 2016. This year’s Report Card also reveals major racial/ethnic and geographic disparities signifying that babies have a higher chance of a preterm birth based simply on race and ZIP code.

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Grades:
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
12.0
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.9
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.1
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.9
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.6
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.9
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.4
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.1
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.1
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.2
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.5
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.9
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.3
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.0
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.3
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.1
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.4
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
12.6
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.6
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.1
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.7
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.1
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.8
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
13.6
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.2
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.8
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.6
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.4
GRADE
A
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
7.8
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.9
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.0
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.0
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.4
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.1
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.4
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.6
GRADE
A
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.0
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.3
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.5
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.3
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.2
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.0
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.3
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.4
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.6
GRADE
A
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.0
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.6
GRADE
A
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.1
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.7
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.8
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.6
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.5

Source: Grades determined by March of Dimes based on preterm birth rates from National Center for Health Statistics, 2016 final natality data.