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U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report
Date:11/13/2012

irth rate of 17.6 percent.

Several major factors that still contribute to preterm births, the March of Dimes says, are maternal smoking, a lack of health insurance and early induction of labor or a scheduled cesarean delivery between 34 and 36 weeks of gestation without a medical reason for the early delivery.

Delivery between 34 and 36 weeks is considered late preterm birth.

Four states had maternal smoking rates above 30 percent, with West Virginia leading the pack with nearly 36 percent of expectant moms still smoking. The other three states with significantly high rates were Kentucky, Ohio and South Dakota.

Texas had the worst rates of uninsured women with 34.2 percent without insurance. Florida and New Mexico had rates of uninsured women of about 30 percent.

The March of Dimes also looked at late preterm birth rates.

Just three states and Puerto Rico had double-digit rates of late preterm birth. Puerto Rico's rate was the highest at 12.6 percent followed by Mississippi at 11.9 percent. Louisiana's rate was 10.6 percent followed by Alabama with 10.3 percent, according to the report card. McCabe said 39 weeks or later is considered a full-term birth.

To try to further reduce the rate of preterm birth, 48 states along with the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have pledged to work with the March of Dimes to reduce their preterm birth rates by 8 percent by 2014.

On an individual level, women can make changes that can help reduce the rate of preterm birth, too, such as quitting smoking and eating a healthy diet, McCabe said. He said it's also important to have a preconception visit with your doctor if possible, and to go to every prenatal visit, even if you're feeling fine.

Another expert, Dr. Deborah Campbell, director of the division of neonatology at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, said that while the lower rates are good news, more needs to be done.

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