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Location: New Orleans
Topic: Preterm
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Preterm: New Orleans, 2001-2011

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• In 2011, there were 796 preterm births in New Orleans, representing 17.2% of live births. 
• Between 2001 and 2011, the rate of infants born preterm in New Orleans declined 10%. 

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.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved April 17, 2014, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.