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New State Perinatal Data Snapshots

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., APRIL 12, 2007 - The March of Dimes now provides a new series of documents intended to summarize maternal and infant health information for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US.

Each "Perinatal Data Snapshot" includes six pages of information on births, birth outcomes, risk indicators, birth defects, health insurance and poverty. Formatted as a PDF, pages can be downloaded individually or a as a complete report. The 52 documents can be found under "State Summaries" on the PeriStats web site home page, or under the "Perinatal Overview" topic for each state. The new series will be updated 2-3 times a year. If you have any questions, please contact the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center at


August, 2013

 Fetal and Perinatal Mortality Data Updated

October, 2011

 Special Care Nursery Admissions

November, 2010

 Preterm Birth Rates Improve in Most States

May, 2010

 Federal Report Finds Early Births Decline in Most Categories

April, 2010

 Preterm Birth Rate Drops Three Percent

November, 2009

 U.S. Gets a "D" for Preterm Birth Rate

March, 2009

 Preterm Birth Rate Drops

February, 2009

 States Expand Newborn Screening for Life-Threatening Disorders

January, 2009

 Preterm Births Rise 36 Percent Since Early 1980s

December, 2008

 Babies Born Just a Few Weeks Too Soon at Greater Risk of Cerebral Palsy and Other Developmental Delays

October, 2008

 Nation Gets a "D" as March of Dimes Releases Premature Birth Report Card

July, 2008

 Preterm Birth Contributes to Growing Number of Infant Deaths

May, 2008

 C- Sections a Critical Factor in Preterm Birth Increase
 Analysis of Millions of U.S. Births Shows Association Between Birth Defects and Preterm Birth

December, 2007

 More Babies Born Prematurely, New Report Shows

July, 2007

 Nearly 90% of Babies Receive Recommended Newborn Screening Tests

June, 2007

 March of Dimes Study Unveils New Data on the Cost of Having a Baby

May, 2007

 Preterm Birth Contributes To More Than One-Third of Infant Deaths

April, 2007

 New State Perinatal Data Snapshots

July, 2006

 Institute of Medicine Prematurity Report
 Nearly Two-Thirds of Babies Receive Most of the Recommended Newborn Screening Tests

March, 2006

 Typical Pregnancy is Now Only 39 Weeks

November, 2005

 New March of Dimes report on Hispanic Preterm Births

January, 2005

 Progesterone Therapy for Some High Risk Pregnant Women Could Prevent Thousands of Premature Births

September, 2004

 Folic Acid Vitamin Use By Women Reaches All-Time High, March of Dimes Survey Finds

August, 2004

 New PeriStats Web Site: Overview of new features
 March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center launches new PeriStats web site!

June, 2004

 March of Dimes State Report Card on Newborn Screening