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Preterm Births by Race and Ethnicity in Indiana

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Why This Indicator Matters

Babies born earlier than the 37th week of pregnancy are considered preterm or premature. The earlier a preterm baby is born, the less likely the child is to survive the first year and the more likely the child is to have physical or neurological health problems.
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Definition and Source



Babies born with a gestational age of less than 37 completed weeks.

Data Source

Indiana State Department of Health, Epidemiology Resource Center, Data Analysis Team.

Original natality reports available at

L.N.E. signifies a low number event. When the number of low birth-weight babies in a given county and year is fewer than 5, the data is suppressed to protect the confidentiality of individuals.


Updated May 2019

Data is for calendar year.

Last Updated

April 2023