U.S. preterm birth rate 1990-2017

Percentage of preterm births in the United States from 1990 to 2017*

by John Elflein, last edited Nov 19, 2018
U.S. preterm birth rate 1990-2017 This statistic depicts the percentage of births that were preterm births in the United States from 1990 to 2017. In 1990, some 10.6 percent of all births in the United States were preterm births. A preterm birth means that a child was delivered after less than 37 weeks of gestation.
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Percentage of preterm births in the United States from 1990 to 2017*

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Percentage of all births
20179.93%
20169.85%
20159.63%
20149.57%
20139.62%
20129.76%
20119.81%
20109.98%
200910.07%
200810.36%
200710.44%
2006*12.8%
2005*12.73%
2000*11.64%
1990*10.62%
Percentage of all births
20179.93%
20169.85%
20159.63%
20149.57%
20139.62%
20129.76%
20119.81%
20109.98%
200910.07%
200810.36%
200710.44%
2006*12.8%
2005*12.73%
2000*11.64%
1990*10.62%
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by John Elflein, last edited Nov 19, 2018
This statistic depicts the percentage of births that were preterm births in the United States from 1990 to 2017. In 1990, some 10.6 percent of all births in the United States were preterm births. A preterm birth means that a child was delivered after less than 37 weeks of gestation.
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