Premature Birth– Supplemental Data Tables

Birth Status of Children, by Location and Status, 2011–2012
Location Born Premature* Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
*Premature means born more than 3 weeks before the due date.
Urban No 51,866,671 88.6 0.26%
Yes 6,704,553 11.4 0.26%
Large Rural No 5,696,336 88.2 0.66%
Yes 758,578 11.8 0.66%
Small Rural No 5,523,177 87.6 0.65%
Yes 784,280 12.4 0.65%
Children Born Premature,* by Location and Age, 2011–2012
Location Age in Years Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
*Premature means born more than 3 weeks before the due date.
Urban 0–5 2,482,103 12.9 0.52%
6–11 2,161,570 11.2 0.42%
12–17 2,060,880 10.3 0.43%
Large Rural 0–5 227,223 10.8 1.00%
6–11 270,976 12.7 1.18%
12–17 260,379 11.7 1.23%
Small Rural 0–5 273,526 13.7 1.15%
6–11 252,764 12.1 1.14%
12–17 257,990 11.6 1.11%
Children Born Premature,* by Location and Race/Ethnicity, 2011–2012
Location Race/Ethnicity Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
*Premature means born more than 3 weeks before the due date.
Urban Hispanic 1,533,399 10.5 0.66%
Non-Hispanic White 3,094,080 10.8 0.31%
Non-Hispanic Black 1,205,359 14.4 0.77%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 746,987 12.4 0.80%
Large Rural Hispanic 132,740 12.3 2.50%
Non-Hispanic White 457,225 10.9 0.63%
Non-Hispanic Black 81,957 14.1 2.52%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 77,368 14.9 2.34%
Small Rural Hispanic 76,847 9.0 2.05%
Non-Hispanic White 541,212 12.6 0.77%
Non-Hispanic Black 79,930 15.8 2.57%
Non-Hispanic Multiple or Other Races 81,562 14.9 1.79%
Children Born Premature,* by Location and Poverty Level, 2011–2012
Location Poverty Level Weighted Frequency Percent Standard Error
*Premature means born more than 3 weeks before the due date.
Federal Poverty Level (FPL) is based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines. Poverty was $23,050 for a family of 4 in 2012.
Urban 0–99% FPL 1,683,654 13.3 0.67%
100–199% FPL 1,320,876 11.1 0.59%
200–399% FPL 1,771,556 10.9 0.51%
≥400% FPL 1,928,467 10.8 0.41%
Large Rural 0–99% FPL 209,203 12.2 1.42%
100–199% FPL 224,485 12.7 1.53%
200–399% FPL 219,953 11.8 1.07%
≥400% FPL 104,938 9.6 0.92%
Small Rural 0–99% FPL 267,239 16.0 1.54%
100–199% FPL 208,993 11.9 1.21%
200–399% FPL 210,698 10.6 1.08%
≥400% FPL 97,349 10.8 1.21%

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