Perinatal Health Status Indicators
Indicators of maternal infant health, including rates of preterm birth and low birth weight, infant mortality, and maternal morbidity and mortality, are basic indicators of the health of a population and its children. This section provides current and historical data on these key indicators.
- Birth Defects
- Cesarean Delivery
- Fetal Mortality
- Infant Morbidity
- Infant Mortality
- International Infant Mortality
- Low Birth Weight
- Maternal Morbidity
- Postpartum Depressive Symptoms
- Pregnancy-Related Mortality
- Preterm Birth
Perinatal Health Status Highlight
Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant death and childhood disability. In 2012, 11.54 percent of infants were born preterm, before 37 completed weeks of gestation.