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Colorado

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Quick Facts: Preterm Birth

Preterm birth is defined as a live birth before 37 completed weeks gestation. Some other classifications of preterm births include late preterm (34-36 weeks), moderately preterm (32-36 weeks) and very preterm (<32 weeks). These classifications are useful because they often correspond to clinical characteristics - increasing morbidities or illnesses with decreasing gestational age. Babies born too soon are often born too small. While the causes of preterm birth and low birthweight may be different in some cases, there is significant overlap within these populations of infants.

• The rate of preterm birth in Colorado is highest for black infants (11.2%), followed by American Indian/Alaska Natives (11.2%), Hispanics (9.4%), Asian/Pacific Islanders (9.1%) and whites (8.4%).
 
• Compared with singleton births (one baby), multiple births in Colorado were 8 times as likely to be preterm in 2018.
 
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March of Dimes 2020 Goal

  • Reduce preterm births to no more than 8.1% of live births.
  • For more information, see here.

Healthy people 2020

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

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved August 08, 2020, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.