April 24, 2014

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Preterm: Colorado Springs, 2001-2011

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• In 2011, there were 897 preterm births in Colorado Springs, representing 11.9% of live births. 
• Between 2001 and 2011, the rate of infants born preterm in Colorado Springs increased more than 5%. 
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  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.
  Source
•  National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
•  Retrieved April 24, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.

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