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Pre-term births by race-ethnicity in Illinois

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Definition and Source



Pre-term births, which refers to babies born with a gestational period of less than 37 completed weeks, by racial/ethnic identity of the mother. 

It should be noted that some estimates are based on incomplete data that the CDC did not release to comply with standards of confidentiality and anonymity.  It should be assumed that there is some error inherent in the above statistics.

Data Source

United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Vital Statistics, Natality public-use data 2007-2022, on CDC WONDER Online Database here


N.A.: Not Available, this indicates that data was not available.  

Last Updated

December 2023