Premature Births in the US: Rate of Each State
CREDIT: Karl Tate, MyHealthNewsDaily
Vermont leads the nation in terms of preventing preterm birth, according to a new report from the March of Dimes.
Preterm birth , or birth before 37 weeks gestation, is the leading cause of newborn death, and babies who survive an early birth often face the risk of lifelong health challenges, according to a 2006 Institute of Medicine report.
Here's a look at how each state fared, according to the report:
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