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2016 Natality Data Update

Updated data on births

PeriStats has been updated with 2016 US and state preterm birth rates and counts. This recent update was calculated from the natality data from the National Center for Health Statistic (NCHS), as compiled from birth certificate data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.

The topics updated include

  • Preterm birth rates by state
  • Counts of preterm births by state