QuickStats: Changes* in Late Preterm Birth Rates,† by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2014 and 2016
Weekly / June 22, 2018 / 67(24);696
* Increases and declines; significant at p<0.05.
† Late preterm birth rate is the number of births delivered at 34 to 36 completed weeks of gestation per 100 total births.
The late preterm birth (34 to 36 weeks of gestation) rate rose 4.0% in the United States, from 6.82% in 2014 to 7.09% in 2016. Increases in late preterm birth rates occurred in 24 states and the District of Columbia during 2014–2016. Increases in an additional 23 states were not statistically significant. Nonsignificant declines in late preterm births were observed in three states.
Source: National Vital Statistics System, Natality, 2014 and 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_12.pdfpdf icon and https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr67/nvsr67_01.pdfpdf icon.
Reported by: Joyce A. Martin, MPH, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4362; Michelle J.K. Osterman, MHS.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Changes in Late Preterm Birth Rates, by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2014 and 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:696. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6724a7external icon.
MMWR and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report are service marks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.
All HTML versions of MMWR articles are generated from final proofs through an automated process. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables.
Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to email@example.com.