U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

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Preterm Birth Among Infants, by Maternal Race/Ethnicity, 2008*

Percent of live births:

  • Non-Hispanic White 11.1
  • Non-Hispanic Black 17.5
  • Hispanic 12.1
  • American Indian/Alaska Native 13.6
  • Asian/Pacific Islander 10.7

*Preliminary data

Source I.8: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System

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