Percentage of preterm births in the U.S. in 2016, by state

This statistic describes the percentage of births in the United States that were preterm births in 2016, by state. According to the data among women in Texas who gave birth in 2016, 10.41 percent had preterm births.

Percentage of births that were preterm births in the U.S. in 2016, by state

Percentage of births
Mississippi 13.65%
Louisiana 12.64%
Alabama 11.98%
West Virginia 11.85%
Kentucky 11.41%
Tennessee 11.31%
Georgia 11.22%
South Carolina 11.16%
Arkansas 10.87%
District of Columbia10.75%
Oklahoma 10.65%
Hawaii 10.55%
Ohio 10.43%
Texas 10.41%
North Carolina 10.39%
Nevada 10.37%
Illinois 10.33%
Missouri 10.17%
Florida 10.15%
Maryland 10.14%
Michigan 10.14%
Delaware 10.06%
New Mexico 9.99%
Indiana 9.98%
New Jersey 9.87%
United States9.85%
Nebraska 9.61%
Utah 9.61%
Wisconsin 9.59%
Virginia 9.56%
Wyoming 9.48%
Connecticut 9.42%
Rhode Island 9.34%
Pennsylvania 9.31%
Iowa 9.27%
North Dakota 9.14%
Kansas 9.09%
Arizona 9.07%
New York 8.96%
South Dakota 8.95%
Idaho 8.93%
Alaska 8.92%
Colorado 8.86%
Minnesota 8.78%
Montana 8.75%
Massachusetts 8.66%
California 8.61%
Maine 8.57%
Washington 8.14%
Vermont 7.95%
Oregon 7.95%
New Hampshire 7.79%
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Sources

Release date

June 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

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

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