Premature births by race

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Definitions: 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.

Data Source: Mississippi State Department of Health. Public Health Statistics. [Year] Summary Statistics by County.

Available at: http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/statisti.htm

Footnotes: Updated December 2017.
Beginning with 2013 data, MSDH has replaced the "Nonwhite" category with "Black."