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Proportion of Low Birthweight Births That Were Preterm by Race/Ethnicity and Nativity
Year: 2007-2008; Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White, Hispanic, Non-Hispanic Black and Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander; Nativity: Native-born; Region: Largest 4 MSAs

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  • Non-Hispanic White
    Native-born
  • Hispanic
    Native-born
  • Non-Hispanic Black
    Native-born
  • Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander
    Native-born
           
 Scale Range: 0.0% - 12.3%           0.0%1.4%2.7%4.1%5.5%6.8%8.2%9.6%10.9%12.3%
                      
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI Non-Hispanic White Native-born 2007-2008 4.7% Barchart image
Hispanic Native-born 2007-2008 6.3% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Black Native-born 2007-2008 12.3% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander Native-born 2007-2008 6.1% Barchart image
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Non-Hispanic White Native-born 2007-2008 4.3% Barchart image
Hispanic Native-born 2007-2008 5.6% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Black Native-born 2007-2008 10.8% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander Native-born 2007-2008 6.6% Barchart image
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA Non-Hispanic White Native-born 2007-2008 4.3% Barchart image
Hispanic Native-born 2007-2008 7.8% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Black Native-born 2007-2008 11.9% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander Native-born 2007-2008 6.6% Barchart image
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Non-Hispanic White Native-born 2007-2008 4.7% Barchart image
Hispanic Native-born 2007-2008 8.4% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Black Native-born 2007-2008 11.9% Barchart image
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pac. Islander Native-born 2007-2008 7.4% Barchart image
                      
            0.0%1.4%2.7%4.1%5.5%6.8%8.2%9.6%10.9%12.3%

Definition: The share of low birthweight births that are preterm.

Notes: Low birthweight defined as weighing less than 2.5kg. Preterm defined as having a gestational age less than 37 weeks. Excludes metro areas with less than 100 low birthweight births to mothers in the specified subgroup over the specified time period. Excludes plural births and births which occurred abroad, in Puerto Rico, or in U.S. Territories. Metro area refers to the location of residence of the mother at the time of the birth.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics' Vital Statistics Natality Birth Data. Metro area level data aggregated from county level data obtained from NCHS by special request.