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Location: New Mexico
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Preterm by race/ethnicity: New Mexico, 2017-2019 Average

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• During 2017-2019 (average) in New Mexico, preterm birth rates were highest for black infants (14.5%), followed by Asian/Pacific Islanders (10.4%), Hispanics (10.2%), American Indian/Alaska Natives (10.0%) and whites (9.4%). 
• Black infants (14.5%) were about 2 times as likely as white infants (9.4%) to be born preterm during 2017-2019 (average). 
• In the United States, prematurity/low birthweight is the second leading cause of all infant deaths (during the first year of life) and the leading cause of infant death among black infants. 

Healthy people 2030

  • Preterm births: reduce to no more than 9.4% of live births.

Footnotes

  • All race categories exclude Hispanics.
  • Preterm is less than 37 weeks of pregnancy.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved May 10, 2021, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.