Preterm births

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Definitions: Number - number of live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks. 
Rate - number of live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks per 100 births.

Data Source: Live births 2001-2016: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics

Footnotes: LNE (low Number Event) - numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period. Prior to 2011, rates based on fewer than 20 events are not reported.

2016 data is preliminary.