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Location: Mississippi
Topic: Preterm among multiple deliveries
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Preterm among multiple deliveries: Mississippi, 2001-2011

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• The preterm birth rate among multiple deliveries in Mississippi was 66.0% in 2011. 
• Between 2001 and 2011, multiple births in Mississippi increased nearly 17%, from 3.0% to 3.5% of live births. 


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


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved April 24, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.