Premature Birth Statistics


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Premature Birth Statistics Data
Percent of U.S. born babies that are premature 12.8 %
Annual number of U.S. born babies that are premature 500,000
Premature birth increase rate since 1980 36 %
Premature Birth Rate by Race / Ethnicity Rate
White 10.9 %
Black 17.5 %
Hispanic 12 %
Premature Birth Survival Rates Chance of Survival
Babies born at 23 weeks 17 %
24 weeks 39 %
25 weeks 50 %
26 weeks 80 %
27 weeks 90 %
28-31 weeks 90-95 %
32-33 weeks 95 %
Outcome Statistics for children born before 26 weeks Percent
Percent that will develop a severe disability (cerebral palsy) 22 %
Percent that will develop a moderate disability (special needs) 24 %
Percent that will develop a mild disability (low IQ, vision) 34 %
No Problems 20 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Center for Disease Control, March of Dimes
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 2, 2016

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