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Topic: Infant deaths due to prematurity/low birthweight
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Infant deaths due to prematurity/low birthweight: United States, 2017

Rate per 100,000 live births
RegionRate
Alabama100.1
Alaska**
Arizona83.1
Arkansas106.6
California50.0
Colorado74.6
Connecticut68.1
Delaware156.6
District of Columbia**
Florida96.1
Georgia152.4
Hawaii74.2
Idaho**
Illinois158.0
Indiana142.4
Iowa46.8
Kansas112.3
Kentucky93.1
Louisiana137.7
Maine89.4
Maryland145.2
Massachusetts60.8
Michigan175.0
Minnesota83.1
Mississippi179.4
Missouri105.4
Montana**
Nebraska**
Nevada67.1
New Hampshire**
New Jersey77.0
New Mexico79.9
New York100.8
North Carolina133.2
North Dakota**
Ohio154.9
Oklahoma161.3
Oregon82.5
Pennsylvania113.3
Rhode Island122.2
South Carolina91.2
South Dakota156.6
Tennessee81.5
Texas80.1
United States97.4
Utah82.3
Vermont**
Virginia93.6
Washington43.4
West Virginia**
Wisconsin127.7
Wyoming**
** Suppressed due to missing data or insufficient numbers.
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Footnotes

  • Cause of death for 1996-1998 is based on the Ninth Revision, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9); cause of death for after 1998 is based on the Tenth Revision, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, period linked birth/infant death data.
  • Retrieved September 21, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.