Rhode Island

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Location: Rhode Island
Topic: Preterm
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Preterm: Rhode Island, 2007-2016

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• In 2016, there were 1,008 preterm births in Rhode Island, representing 9.3% of live births. 
• In 2016, 1 in 11 babies (9.3% of live births) was born preterm in Rhode Island. 

March of Dimes 2020 Goal

  • For more information, see here.
  • Preterm births: reduce to no more than 8.1% of live births.

Healthy people 2020

  • Preterm births: reduce to no more than 11.4% of live births.


  • Preterm is less than 37 weeks of pregnancy.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved October 16, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.