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Topic: Preterm by plurality
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Preterm by plurality: Mississippi, 2011

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• Compared with singleton births (one baby), multiple births in Mississippi were about 4 times as likely to be preterm in 2011. 
• Of all live births in Mississippi in 2011, 96.5% were singletons and 3.5% were multiple births. 

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.

Footnotes

  • Preterm is less than 37 completed weeks gestation.
  • Multiple deliveries include twin, triplet and higher order deliveries.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved April 16, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.