2018 Premature Birth Report Cards

Moms and babies face higher risks than ever before. The preterm birth rate in the United States has worsened for a third year, rising to 9.93 percent in 2017. Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in this country and globally. March of Dimes is working to solve this problem, and the most serious health threats to moms and babies, so all families can get the best possible start.

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Grades:
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
12.0
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.0
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.3
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.4
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.7
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.8
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.5
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.2
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.2
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.4
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.5
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.8
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.4
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.9
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.2
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.6
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.1
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
12.7
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.7
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.5
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.9
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.3
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.9
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
13.6
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.6
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.5
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.9
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.7
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.4
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.4
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.2
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.0
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.5
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.8
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.4
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.1
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.4
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.4
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.4
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.3
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.2
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.3
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.1
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.6
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.4
GRADE
A
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
7.5
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.5
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.4
GRADE
D
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
10.6
GRADE
F
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
11.9
GRADE
C
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
9.6
GRADE
B
PRETERM
BIRTH RATE
8.9

Source: Preterm birth rates are from the National Center for Health Statistics, 2017 final natality data. Grades assigned by March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center.