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Location: New Hampshire
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Topic: Late preterm by race/ethnicity
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Late preterm by race/ethnicity: New Hampshire, 2015-2017 Average

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• During 2015-2017 (average) in New Hampshire, late preterm birth rates were highest for black infants (6.9%), followed by Asian/Pacific Islanders (6.4%), whites (5.7%) and Hispanics (5.5%). 
• 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

  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Late preterm is between 34 and 36 weeks gestation.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved November 22, 2019, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.