| ||In Boston during 2008-2010 (average), 2.1% of live births were very preterm, 10.3% were moderately preterm and 87.6% were not preterm. |
| ||During 2008-2010 (average), 1 in 8 babies (12.4% of live births) was born preterm in Boston. |
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 22, 2013, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.