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Preterm Births
Year: 2007-2008; Ordered: by value; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Scale Range: 7.4% – 20.7%

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1: Jackson, MS 20.7% Barchart image
2: Chattanooga, TN-GA 15.9% Barchart image
3: Baton Rouge, LA 14.4% Barchart image
4: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 14.0% Barchart image
5: San Antonio, TX 13.8% Barchart image
6: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 13.8% Barchart image
7: Greenville, SC 13.4% Barchart image
8: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 13.4% Barchart image
9: Louisville, KY-IN 13.1% Barchart image
10: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 13.0% Barchart image
11: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 12.9% Barchart image
12: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 12.9% Barchart image
13: Columbia, SC 12.7% Barchart image
14: Orlando, FL 12.6% Barchart image
15: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 12.6% Barchart image
16: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 12.4% Barchart image
17: Jacksonville, FL 12.3% Barchart image
18: El Paso, TX 12.2% Barchart image
19: Tulsa, OK 12.2% Barchart image
20: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 12.1% Barchart image
21: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 12.1% Barchart image
22: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 12.1% Barchart image
23: Richmond, VA 11.9% Barchart image
24: Bakersfield, CA 11.9% Barchart image
25: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 11.8% Barchart image
26: Baltimore-Towson, MD 11.8% Barchart image
27: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 11.8% Barchart image
28: Fresno, CA 11.7% Barchart image
29: Knoxville, TN 11.6% Barchart image
30: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 11.6% Barchart image
31: Honolulu, HI 11.5% Barchart image
32: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 11.5% Barchart image
33: St. Louis, MO-IL 11.5% Barchart image
34: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 11.4% Barchart image
35: Oklahoma City, OK 11.3% Barchart image
36: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 11.3% Barchart image
37: Colorado Springs, CO 11.3% Barchart image
38: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 11.3% Barchart image
39: Greensboro-High Point, NC 11.2% Barchart image
40: Columbus, OH 11.2% Barchart image
41: Akron, OH 11.1% Barchart image
42: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 11.1% Barchart image
43: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 11.0% Barchart image
44: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 11.0% Barchart image
45: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 11.0% Barchart image
46: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 10.9% Barchart image
47: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10.9% Barchart image
48: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 10.9% Barchart image
49: Albuquerque, NM 10.9% Barchart image
50: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 10.8% Barchart image
51: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 10.7% Barchart image
52: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 10.7% Barchart image
53: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 10.6% Barchart image
54: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 10.6% Barchart image
55: Indianapolis, IN 10.5% Barchart image
56: Tucson, AZ 10.5% Barchart image
57: Toledo, OH 10.4% Barchart image
58: Raleigh-Cary, NC 10.3% Barchart image
59: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 10.3% Barchart image
60: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 10.3% Barchart image
61: Dayton, OH 10.2% Barchart image
62: Denver-Aurora, CO 10.2% Barchart image
63: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 10.2% Barchart image
64: Wichita, KS 10.0% Barchart image
65: Stockton, CA 10.0% Barchart image
66: Pittsburgh, PA 9.9% Barchart image
67: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 9.8% Barchart image
68: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 9.8% Barchart image
69: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 9.8% Barchart image
70: Salt Lake City, UT 9.7% Barchart image
71: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 9.7% Barchart image
72: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 9.7% Barchart image
73: Modesto, CA 9.7% Barchart image
74: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 9.6% Barchart image
75: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 9.5% Barchart image
76: Des Moines, IA 9.5% Barchart image
77: Kansas City, MO-KS 9.5% Barchart image
78: Austin-Round Rock, TX 9.3% Barchart image
79: Syracuse, NY 9.2% Barchart image
80: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 9.1% Barchart image
81: Rochester, NY 9.0% Barchart image
82: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 8.9% Barchart image
83: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 8.9% Barchart image
84: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 8.9% Barchart image
85: New Haven-Milford, CT 8.8% Barchart image
86: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 8.7% Barchart image
87: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 8.6% Barchart image
88: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 8.5% Barchart image
89: Lancaster, PA 8.4% Barchart image
90: Springfield, MA 8.4% Barchart image
91: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8.4% Barchart image
92: Boise City-Nampa, ID 8.2% Barchart image
93: Madison, WI 8.2% Barchart image
94: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 8.1% Barchart image
95: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 8.1% Barchart image
96: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 8.0% Barchart image
97: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 7.7% Barchart image
98: Provo-Orem, UT 7.5% Barchart image
99: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 7.4% Barchart image
100: Worcester, MA 7.4% Barchart image

Definition: The share of births that were preterm.

Notes: Preterm defined as having a gestational age less than 37 weeks. Excludes metro areas with less than 100 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.