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Preterm: United States, 2002-2012

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• In 2012, 1 in 9 babies (11.5% of live births) was born preterm in the United States. 
• In 2012, there were 455,918 preterm births in the United States, representing 11.5% of live births. 

March of Dimes 2020 Goal

  • Reduce preterm births to no more than 9.6% of live births.
  • For more information, see here.

Healthy people 2020

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

Footnotes

  • Preterm is less than 37 completed weeks gestation.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved February 28, 2015, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.