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Preterm: Atlanta, 2001-2011

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• In 2011, there were 1,006 preterm births in Atlanta, representing 14.9% of live births. 
• Between 2001 and 2011, the rate of infants born preterm in Atlanta increased 12%. 

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.


  • 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, 2007-2009, 2008-2010 averages.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved April 19, 2014, from