April 16, 2014

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Late preterm birth: Columbus, 2001-2011

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• In 2011, there were 1,322 late preterm births in Columbus, representing 9.7% of live births. 
• Between 2001 and 2011, the rate of infants born late preterm in Columbus increased more than 10%. 
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•  Late preterm is between 34 and 36 weeks gestation.
•  National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
•  Retrieved April 16, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.

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