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Preterm births by race and ethnicity in Louisiana

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Number - live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks.
Percent - live births with gestation age less than 37 weeks per 100 live births.

Data Source

Live births 20102021: Louisiana State Center for Health Statistics, Louisiana Department of Health.


LNE (Low Number Events) - Data are not reported when there were fewer than five events during the reporting period. 

Note that "Total" data include all racial and ethnic categories and thus may be larger than the sum of the 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

December 2022