Change Indicator

Preterm births in Louisiana

Preterm births

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



Number - live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks. 
Percent - live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks per 100 live births.

Data Source

Live births 2001-2021: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics, Louisiana Department of Health.


LNE (low number event) - numbers are not reported when there were fewer than five events during the reporting period. Prior to 2011, rates based on fewer than 20 events are not reported.

Last Updated

December 2022