pregnant mother demographics

Premature Birth Statistics

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Premature Birth StatisticsData
Percent of U.S. born babies that are premature12.8 %
Annual number of U.S. born babies that are premature500,000
Premature birth increase rate since 198036 %
Premature Birth Rate by Race / EthnicityRate
White10.9 %
Black17.5 %
Hispanic12 %
Premature Birth Survival RatesChance of Survival
Babies born at 23 weeks17 %
24 weeks39 %
25 weeks50 %
26 weeks80 %
27 weeks90 %
28-31 weeks90-95 %
32-33 weeks95 %
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Outcome Statistics for children born before 26 weeksPercent
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 Problems20 %
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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, 2017

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