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Topic: Late preterm by race/ethnicity
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Late preterm by race/ethnicity: New Jersey, 2016-2018 Average

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• During 2016-2018 (average) in New Jersey, late preterm birth rates were highest for American Indian/Alaska Native infants (10.3%), followed by blacks (8.4%), Hispanics (7.3%), Asian/Pacific Islanders (6.6%) and whites (6.4%). 
• American Indian/Alaska Native infants (10.3%) were about 2 times as likely as white infants (6.4%) to be born preterm during 2016-2018 (average). 
• 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. 


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


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved July 05, 2020, from