Change Indicator

Preterm births in Texas

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



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

November 2022