pregnant mother demographics

Premature Birth Statistics

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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paternity dna testing statistics

Paternity DNA Testing Statistics

Father Paternity Test StatisticsData
Average number of Father DNA tests done annually280,000
Number of children in the U.S. who don’t know who their father is6,750,000
Average Results of Paternity TestsResult
Alleged Father is Negative30.9 %
Tested Father is Positive69.1 %
Test Ordered by GenderPercent
Male62 %
Female35 %
Unknown3 %
Test Orders by OriginationPercent
USA87.4 %
International12.6 %
Top Reason For DNA TestPercent
Motherless Paternity52.3 %
Paternity Test33.5 %
Infidelity5.6 %
Grandparent Test2.9 %
Personal Identity1.9 %
Maternity Test1.6 %
Y Plex1.3 %
Sibling Test0.7 %
Twin0.2 %
Mitochondrial0.16 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: DNATesting, The DNA Center Organization, Planned Parenthood
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 12, 2017

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