Preterm births by race/ethnicity

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Definitions: (Number) The number of preterm births (born before 37 weeks of gestation).



(Percent) The percentage of preterm births out of all births for which gestational age is recorded, within each race/ethnic group.

Data Source: DC Department of Health, 2014 Infant Mortality Report

Footnotes: Race refers to the race of the mother.
Black & White counts include those of Hispanic origin.


S - data suppressed due to small numbers.



N/A - data on race/ethnicity not available.

Last updated October 2016.