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Preterm Birth Rate in Rhode Island

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Preterm births is the percentage of births occurring before the 37th week of pregnancy. The data are reported by place of mother's residence, not place of infant's birth.

Data Source

Rhode Island Department of Health, Center for Health and Data Analysis, Maternal and Child Health Database.


NA: Percentages were not calculated for cities and towns with fewer than 500 births, because percentages with small denominators are statistically unreliable. The year indicated is the mid-year of a five-year period of data. The denominator is the total number of live births to Rhode Island residents during the 5 year period.

Last Updated

July 2022