Share of preterm births in the U.S. from 2014 to 2016, by ethnicity

This statistic describes the percentage of births in the United States that were preterm births from 2014 to 2016, by ethnicity. According to the data among non-Hispanic black women who gave birth in 2016, 13.64 percent had a preterm birth.

Percentage of births that were preterm births among U.S. women 2014 to 2016, by ethnicity

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Release date

June 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2016

Supplementary notes

Preterm births are considered those born prior to 37 weeks of pregnancy.

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