Change Indicator

Preterm births in Texas

Preterm births

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Definition and Source



The number of babies born before 37 weeks gestation and that number as a percentage of all live births.

Data Source

Bureau of Vital Statistics, Texas Department of State Health Services; Bureau of Vital Statistics Death Files


"LNE" (Low Number Event) indicates between 1 and 9 pre-term births in a county. Percentages are not available (NA) for counties with between 1 and 9 pre-term births.

Related Info

CPPP Border Health Report
National KIDS COUNT Indicator Brief

Updated November 2022.

Last Updated

December 2023