March of Dimes 2020 Goal
Reduce preterm births to no more than 9.6% of live births.
For more information, see
Healthy people 2020
Preterm births: reduce to no more than 11.4% of live births.
Preterm is less than 37 completed weeks gestation.
Natality data for Georgia in 2008 did not include city of residence. Therefore, data for Atlanta are not available for 2008 or 2006-2008 average.
National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
Retrieved May 25, 2013, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.
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