Premature births by race in Mississippi
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Premature births by race
Premature births are defined as a birth with gestation less than 37 weeks.
Race definitions (by race of mother):
The two categories for race used in this publication are white and nonwhite (pre-2013, see footnote).
White includes such groups as Caucasian Anglo-American, Canadian, Cuban, French, Greek, Hispanic, Latin American, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Swedish, etc.
Nonwhite includes such groups as Black, African-American, American Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, Filipino, and all other groups not considered as white.
Mississippi State Department of Health. Public Health Statistics. [Year] Summary Statistics by County.
Available at: https://msdh.ms.gov/phs/statisti.htm
Updated August 2021.
Beginning with 2013 data, MSDH has replaced the "Nonwhite" category with "Black."
Mississippi KIDS COUNT
A project of the Children's Foundation of Mississippi, Mississippi KIDS COUNT conducts research on issues affecting the health, safety, and well-being of children and families.Learn More
- Mississippi KIDS COUNT
- PO Box 55887
- Jackson, MS 39296
- Linda H. Southward, Ph.D.
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