Preterm births, by race/ethnicity

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Definitions: The number of babies born before 37 weeks gestation and that number as a percentage of all live births.  Percentages are share of births that are preterm within each racial/ethnic category. For example, what percentage of births to White mothers was preterm? What percentage of births to Hispanic mothers was preterm?

Data Source: Bureau of Vital Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services

Footnotes: "LNE" (Low Number Event) indicates between 1 and 9 pre-term births in a county. Percentages are not available (NA) for counties with between 1 and 9 pre-term births. "NA" means the data is not available because the county had zero total births (this applies to King and Loving counties).