Change Indicator

Preterm births by ward in District of Columbia

Preterm births by ward

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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) The number of preterm births (born before 37 weeks of gestation). 2009-11 & 2014 estimate obtained by multiplying percent of preterm births by number of live births.

(Percent)  The percentage of preterm births out of all births for which gestational age is recorded.

Updated November 2023

Data Source

DC Department of Health Infant Mortality Reports and responses to data requests.


Ward refers to the mother's residence reported at birth.

Last Updated

November 2023