Premature births in Puerto Rico
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Definitions: Babies born to women who had completed less than 37 weeks of pregnancy at the moment of giving birth. The data are reported by place of mother's residence, not place of birth.
Data Source: As a result of a data petition to the Puerto Rico Department of Health, Auxiliary Secretariat for Planning and Development, Division of Statistical Analysis.
Footnotes: It might be possible that the sum of all births is not equal to the total frequency. That's given by births were no municipality was specified, or by those births occurred outside of Puerto Rico even though the mother was an actual resident of any municipality in Puerto Rico.
Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud (Youth Development Institute)
The Youth Development Institute (IDJ, for its acronym in Spanish) promotes research and public policies to strengthen the economic security of families with children and youth with the objective of substantially reducing child poverty in Puerto Rico. IDJ boost change by developing evidence based public policy recommendations, empowering those affected to participate in the decision-making process, and fostering alliances. Also, by conducting research that deepens understanding of the problem to forge possible solutions and disseminating data to increase general knowledge about the challenges children and youth in poverty face in Puerto Rico.Learn More