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Proportion of Low Birthweight Births That Were Preterm by Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2007-2008; Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Proportion of Low Birthweight Births That Were Preterm by Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2007-2008; Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White; Ordered: alphabetically
Metro Area Value
Akron, OH 65.0%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 64.6%
Albuquerque, NM 59.5%
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 63.6%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 64.1%
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 56.1%
Austin-Round Rock, TX 65.9%
Bakersfield, CA 64.9%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 64.5%
Baton Rouge, LA 58.5%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 61.0%
Boise City-Nampa, ID 59.3%
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 65.5%
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 65.6%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 64.5%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 63.7%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 60.6%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 64.1%
Chattanooga, TN-GA 66.5%
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 67.4%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 62.2%
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 61.2%
Colorado Springs, CO 59.2%
Columbia, SC 66.9%
Columbus, OH 65.6%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 63.9%
Dayton, OH 58.1%
Denver-Aurora, CO 55.9%
Des Moines, IA 66.9%
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 60.7%
El Paso, TX 58.6%
Fresno, CA 61.6%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 62.7%
Greensboro-High Point, NC 66.1%
Greenville, SC 65.4%
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 65.2%
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 65.3%
Honolulu, HI 61.8%
Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 62.3%
Indianapolis, IN 59.2%
Jackson, MS 64.9%
Jacksonville, FL 61.8%
Kansas City, MO-KS 65.3%
Knoxville, TN 62.0%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 62.7%
Lancaster, PA 64.9%
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 64.1%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 60.9%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 64.4%
Louisville, KY-IN 63.1%
Madison, WI 62.5%
McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 61.2%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 63.5%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 65.4%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 67.6%
Modesto, CA 69.5%
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 59.0%
New Haven-Milford, CT 64.9%
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 61.5%
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 60.2%
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 60.9%
Oklahoma City, OK 62.3%
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 64.3%
Orlando, FL 62.8%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 63.5%
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 60.2%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 65.0%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 64.2%
Pittsburgh, PA 62.4%
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 65.9%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 61.8%
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 61.7%
Provo-Orem, UT 64.3%
Raleigh-Cary, NC 66.4%
Richmond, VA 61.0%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 62.6%
Rochester, NY 65.1%
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 67.3%
Salt Lake City, UT 62.7%
San Antonio, TX 63.1%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 66.5%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 65.3%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 66.5%
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 61.2%
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 67.0%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 65.1%
Springfield, MA 58.3%
St. Louis, MO-IL 63.7%
Stockton, CA 78.1%
Syracuse, NY 63.9%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 60.2%
Toledo, OH 59.5%
Tucson, AZ 60.4%
Tulsa, OK 66.7%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 57.3%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 63.3%
Wichita, KS 63.8%
Worcester, MA 54.7%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 59.8%

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.