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Proportion of Low Birthweight Births That Were Preterm
Year: 2007-2008; Ordered: by value; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Scale Range: 54.5% – 68.4%

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1: Chattanooga, TN-GA 68.4% Barchart image
2: Stockton, CA 68.2% Barchart image
3: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 67.4% Barchart image
4: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 66.5% Barchart image
5: Columbia, SC 66.5% Barchart image
6: Des Moines, IA 66.5% Barchart image
7: Kansas City, MO-KS 66.2% Barchart image
8: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 66.1% Barchart image
9: Rochester, NY 65.9% Barchart image
10: Tulsa, OK 65.9% Barchart image
11: Greenville, SC 65.7% Barchart image
12: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 65.7% Barchart image
13: Raleigh-Cary, NC 65.6% Barchart image
14: Orlando, FL 65.6% Barchart image
15: Modesto, CA 65.5% Barchart image
16: Columbus, OH 65.5% Barchart image
17: Akron, OH 65.4% Barchart image
18: Wichita, KS 65.3% Barchart image
19: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 65.2% Barchart image
20: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 65.2% Barchart image
21: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 65.0% Barchart image
22: Jackson, MS 65.0% Barchart image
23: Greensboro-High Point, NC 65.0% Barchart image
24: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 64.9% Barchart image
25: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 64.8% Barchart image
26: Syracuse, NY 64.8% Barchart image
27: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 64.7% Barchart image
28: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 64.6% Barchart image
29: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 64.6% Barchart image
30: Bakersfield, CA 64.5% Barchart image
31: Provo-Orem, UT 64.5% Barchart image
32: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 64.4% Barchart image
33: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 64.4% Barchart image
34: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 64.3% Barchart image
35: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 64.3% Barchart image
36: Jacksonville, FL 64.1% Barchart image
37: Baltimore-Towson, MD 64.0% Barchart image
38: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 64.0% Barchart image
39: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 64.0% Barchart image
40: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 64.0% Barchart image
41: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 64.0% Barchart image
42: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 64.0% Barchart image
43: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 63.8% Barchart image
44: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 63.8% Barchart image
45: Lancaster, PA 63.8% Barchart image
46: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 63.8% Barchart image
47: St. Louis, MO-IL 63.7% Barchart image
48: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 63.5% Barchart image
49: Tucson, AZ 63.4% Barchart image
50: Fresno, CA 63.4% Barchart image
51: Salt Lake City, UT 63.3% Barchart image
52: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 63.2% Barchart image
53: Knoxville, TN 63.1% Barchart image
54: New Haven-Milford, CT 63.0% Barchart image
55: Louisville, KY-IN 63.0% Barchart image
56: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 62.9% Barchart image
57: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 62.8% Barchart image
58: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 62.8% Barchart image
59: Austin-Round Rock, TX 62.7% Barchart image
60: San Antonio, TX 62.5% Barchart image
61: Oklahoma City, OK 62.5% Barchart image
62: Madison, WI 62.5% Barchart image
63: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 62.5% Barchart image
64: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 62.5% Barchart image
65: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 62.5% Barchart image
66: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 62.4% Barchart image
67: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 62.4% Barchart image
68: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 62.4% Barchart image
69: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 62.3% Barchart image
70: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 62.2% Barchart image
71: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 62.2% Barchart image
72: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 61.9% Barchart image
73: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 61.9% Barchart image
74: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 61.8% Barchart image
75: Pittsburgh, PA 61.6% Barchart image
76: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 61.6% Barchart image
77: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 61.5% Barchart image
78: Honolulu, HI 61.4% Barchart image
79: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 61.3% Barchart image
80: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 61.2% Barchart image
81: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 61.1% Barchart image
82: Indianapolis, IN 61.0% Barchart image
83: Toledo, OH 60.9% Barchart image
84: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 60.8% Barchart image
85: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 60.7% Barchart image
86: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 60.6% Barchart image
87: El Paso, TX 60.4% Barchart image
88: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 60.1% Barchart image
89: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60.0% Barchart image
90: Dayton, OH 60.0% Barchart image
91: Richmond, VA 59.9% Barchart image
92: Boise City-Nampa, ID 59.7% Barchart image
93: Baton Rouge, LA 59.6% Barchart image
94: Springfield, MA 59.1% Barchart image
95: Colorado Springs, CO 58.9% Barchart image
96: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 58.7% Barchart image
97: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 58.3% Barchart image
98: Albuquerque, NM 57.4% Barchart image
99: Denver-Aurora, CO 57.0% Barchart image
100: Worcester, MA 54.5% Barchart image

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.