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Late preterm by race: Missouri, 2016-2018 Average

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• During 2016-2018 (average) in Missouri, late preterm birth rates were highest for black infants (9.5%), followed by American Indian/Alaska Natives (8.3%), Asian/Pacific Islanders (7.6%) and whites (7.3%). 
• Late preterm babies have higher rates of adverse birth outcomes than term infants. Late preterm babies are at higher risk for breathing problems, feeding difficulties, jaundice, difficulties regulating body temperature and death compared to term babies. 

Footnotes

  • Late preterm is between 34 and 36 weeks gestation.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved August 12, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.