Statistics on children, youth and families in Louisiana from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Agenda for Children
Preterm births by race
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Definition and Source
Percent - live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks per 100 live births.
LNE (Low Number Events) - Numbers are not reported when there were more than zero and fewer than five events during the reporting period. Rates based on fewer than 20 events are not reported.
Note that "Total" data includes all racial and ethnic categories (not just black and white) and thus may be larger than the sum of the two racial categories presented here. Data for other racial and ethnic groups were not reported due to the small number of events in most parishes.
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