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Preterm births in Alaska

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Definition and Source



Number and percent of preterm births (less than 37 weeks gestation) among all live births with valid data by Alaska Public Health Region.
Region is determined by maternal residence, not site of delivery. 

Gestational age is based upon the obstetrical estimate of gestation at delivery (OE).  All data are presented using the OE.

Data Source

Alaska Section of Health Analytics and Vital Records
More data on this topic can be found using the Alaska Maternal and Child Health Indicators site, Alaska Department of Health, Division of Public Health, Section of Women's, Children's, and Family Health; Preterm births in Alaska dashboard accessed on: 2023-10-09.

Last Updated

July 2023