Change Indicator

Preterm births by race in Louisiana

Preterm births by race

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Definition and Source



Number - average annual number of live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks during the reporting period.
Percentlive births with gestation age less than 37 weeks per 100 live births.

Data Source

Live births 20012009: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics, Louisiana Department of Health.


Three years of data were aggregated, then averaged. For example, data for 2001-2003 reflects an average of data for 2001, 2002, and 2003.

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.

Last Updated

November 2013