| ||In 2010, 1 in 8 babies (12.0% of live births) was born preterm in the United States. |
| ||In 2010, there were 478,790 preterm births in the United States, representing 12.0% of live 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.
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
Retrieved May 24, 2013, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.