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California’s preterm birth rate declines
Sacramento Business Journal

California’s preterm birth rate has declined 12 percent over the past five years and is now 9.6 percent. The greater Sacramento region has done even better than the state, with a preterm birth rate of 8.9 percent. Preterm birth, defined as before 37 weeks of pregnancy, is a serious health problem that costs the United States more than $26 billion annually.