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Preterm Births

Shows the percentage of births with less than 37 weeks of completed gestation. Each year, preterm birth affects nearly 500,000 babies”that's 1 of every 8 infants born in the United States. Preterm birth is the birth of an infant prior to 37 weeks of pregnancy. Preterm-related causes of death together accounted for 35% of all infant deaths in 2009, more than any other single cause. Preterm birth is also a leading cause of long-term neurological disabilities in children. Preterm birth costs the U.S. health care system more than $26 billion in 2005.

  • Measurement Period: 2016
  • HP2030 Baseline Year: 2018
  • HP2030 Baseline: 10.0%
  • HP2030 Target: 9.4%
Preterm Births
7.8%
TREND
HP2030
(9.4%)
RANGE: 7.4%<11.3%

Understanding the color Range

Each Health Indicator includes five-color range indexes. The color range index compares all counties in the state that have the same indicator in the same timeframe. It then calculates where the selected county falls in that range and displays the color that best reflects how the county is doing in comparison to the other counties in the filtered group. The range displays the highest and lowest county values within the state that have the same indicator for the same measurement period.

Current county values will be compared to State and National values if they are available.

Green and red arrows indicate that the county value is better or worse than the state or national value. The arrows will change directions and colors based on which end of the range is positive.
This icon simply means that the county value is equal to the state or national value.
Some indicators display blue, which means the data is not meant for health-status comparison, but is intended simply to provide information.
If history data is available the trend icon will point up or down based on its relationship to the last county value.
History
Dimensions 2016
Dimension Low Value High Number of Counties Compared
CDC Treatment Guidelines
Source
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare