| ||In New Orleans in 2010, 3.6% of live births were very preterm, 14.1% were moderately preterm and 82.4% were not preterm. |
| ||In 2010, 1 in 6 babies (17.6% of live births) was born preterm in New Orleans. |
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.
Very preterm births: reduce to no more than 1.8% of live births.
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
Retrieved May 24, 2013, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.