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Preterm: California, 2008-2018

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• In 2018, there were 39,964 preterm births in California, representing 8.8% of live births. 
• In 2018, 1 in 11 babies (8.8% of live births) was born preterm in California. 

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 November 22, 2019, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.