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Very preterm by race/ethnicity: Georgia, 2016-2018 Average

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• During 2016-2018 (average), the very preterm birth rate in Georgia was highest for black infants (3.2%), followed by Hispanics (1.5%), whites (1.3%) and Asian/Pacific Islanders (1.2%). 
• Black infants (3.2%) were about 3 times as likely as Asian/Pacific Islander infants (1.2%) to be born very preterm during 2016-2018 (average). 
• Very premature babies who survive may suffer lifelong consequences, including cerebral palsy, blindness and other chronic conditions. 

Healthy people 2020

  • Very preterm births: reduce to no more than 1.8% of live births.

Footnotes

  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Very preterm is less than 32 weeks.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved August 13, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.