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National Vital Statistics Report

Volume 57, Number 12

 

Births: Preliminary Data for 2007

 

For information on completeness of reporting by state, see table 10 in Births: Preliminary Data for 2007 [PDF - 641 KB].

 

Percent of late preterm1 births:  United States and each State, final 2006 and preliminary 2007

[By place of residence.  Data for 2007 are based on a continuous file of records received from the States]

Area 2007 2006
United States 9.0 9.1
Alabama 11.3 11.9
Alaska 7.7 8.4
Arizona 9.4 9.7
Arkansas 10.1 9.9
California 7.9 7.7
Colorado 8.8 8.8
Connecticut 7.2 7.2
Delaware 9.9 9.4
District of Columbia 9.9 10.7
Florida 9.8 9.8
Georgia 9.9 10.4
Hawaii 9.1 8.6
Idaho 7.9 8.4
Illinois 9.1 9.3
Indiana 9.3 9.5
Iowa 8.1 8.3
Kansas 8.3 8.6
Kentucky 11.0 10.9
Louisiana 11.7 11.4
Maine 7.6 7.7
Maryland 9.4 9.3
Massachusetts 8.1 8.3
Michigan 8.7 8.9
Minnesota 7.6 7.8
Mississippi 12.9 13.2
Missouri 9.0 9.2
Montana 8.8 8.9
Nebraska 8.5 9.0
Nevada 10.7 10.6
New Hampshire 6.9 7.4
New Jersey 8.8 8.9
New Mexico 9.4 10.2
New York 8.6 8.6
North Carolina 9.2 9.4
North Dakota 8.4 8.7
Ohio 9.2 9.4
Oklahoma 9.8 9.9
Oregon 7.6 7.7
Pennsylvania 8.2 8.2
Rhode Island 8.2 8.9
South Carolina 10.5 10.7
South Dakota 9.5 9.5
Tennessee 10.0 10.3
Texas 9.7 9.9
Utah 8.3 8.8
Vermont 6.5 6.6
Virginia 8.6 8.6
Washington 7.8 8.1
West Virginia 9.9 10.3
Wisconsin 7.9 8.1
Wyoming 9.5 9.3

1 Late preterm is 34 to 36 completed weeks of gestation.

NOTE:  For information on the relative standard errors of the data and further discussion, see "Technical Notes" of "Births: Preliminary Data for 2007 [PDF - 641 KB]."   For information on completeness of reporting by state, see table 10 in "Births: Preliminary Data for 2007 [PDF - 641 KB].

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System.

 

 
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