| ||During 2008-2010 (average) in San Diego city, preterm birth rates were highest for black infants (13.3%), followed by Asians (10.3%), Native Americans (9.6%), Hispanics (9.2%) and whites (9.0%). |
| ||In the United States, prematurity/low birthweight is the second leading cause of all infant deaths (during the first year of life) and the leading cause of infant death among black infants. |
March of Dimes 2020 Goal
Reduce preterm births to no more than 9.6% of live births.
For more information, see here.
Healthy people 2020
Preterm births: reduce to no more than 11.4% of live births.
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
Retrieved May 25, 2013, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.