News Headlines Article

California’s Premature Birth Rate Continues To Fall
KPBS

California’s rate of premature births declined slightly in 2011. A new report from the March of Dimes shows California’s rate has fallen five years in a row. The report shows overall, 9.8 percent of babies in California were born premature in 2011. Only four states have a lower premature birth rate: Oregon, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. In California, some populations had a much higher rate. For example, the premature birth rate among uninsured women was 25 percent.

Commands