Short Definition: % of births in Rhode Island geography in the calendar year that were premature (premature = <37 weeks of gestation)
The percent of births in Rhode Island geography in the calendar year that were premature (premature is defined as born at less than 37 weeks of gestation). Data are reported by place of mother's residence, not place of infant's birth.
Data are from KIDSNET Newborn Level 1 Information Table and exclude deceased infants.
Agency Source: Health
|Calendar Year||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011|
Geographies: RI Municipalities
Data Type: Numeric
Full term is 40 weeks. Important growth and development occur in the final months and weeks.
Universe: Live births in RI
Related Datastories: No related datastories.