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Pre-term births by race-ethnicity in Illinois

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Definition and Source



Preterm births are babies born with a gestational period of less than 37 completed weeks.

AIAN = American Indian or Alaska Native

NA = estimates did not meet standards of reliability.

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 2007-2018, on CDC WONDER Online Database, September 2019. Accessed 10/1/2019 at:


Last Updated

October 2019