| ||During 2008-2010 (average) in Long Beach, late preterm birth rates were highest for black infants (8.8%), followed by Asians (8.2%), Hispanics (7.3%) and whites (6.6%). |
| ||Late preterm babies have higher rates of adverse birth outcomes than term infants. Late preterm babies are at higher risk for breathing problems, feeding difficulties, jaundice, difficulties regulating body temperature and death compared to term babies. |
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
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