March of Dimes Premature Birth Report CardsEvery year, the March of Dimes scores the nation and each individual state on its rate of premature birth. Check back November 1 for the 2011 Premature Birth Report Cards.
Nearly 500,000 babies are born too soon each yearWith a grade of "C," the United States has a long way to go in reducing our rate of premature birth. With 1 in 9 babies born too soon, our country’s rate is higher than that of most developed nations.
2012 Premature birth report cards
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, 2011 preliminary data.
To view or download your state’s report card, click your state on the map.