April 21, 2014

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Late preterm birth: Long Beach, 2001-2011

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• In 2011, there were 477 late preterm births in Long Beach, representing 7.0% of live births. 
• Between 2001 and 2011, the rate of infants born late preterm in Long Beach declined 23%. 
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•  Late preterm is between 34 and 36 weeks gestation.
  Source
•  National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
•  Retrieved April 21, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.

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