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Preterm Births

Value: 11.2 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : San Bernardino
Comparison: CA Counties
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of births with less than 37 weeks of completed gestation.
Why this is important: 
Babies born premature are likely to require specialized medical care, and oftentimes must stay in intensive care nurseries. While there have been many medical advances enabling premature infants to survive, there is still risk of infant death or long-term disability. The most important things an expectant mother can do to prevent prematurity and low birth weight are to take prenatal vitamins, stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol and using drugs, and get prenatal care.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of infants who are born preterm to 11.4%.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 56 California counties.
Percents were not calculated in counties with fewer than five events.
Source: California Department of Public Health
URL of Source:   http://www.cdph.ca.gov/
URL of Data:   http://www.cdph.ca.gov/data/statistics/Documents/VSC-2010...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2006: 11.1 2007: 12.0 2008: 11.4 2009: 11.5 2010: 11.2

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Unit: percent
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Preterm Births

Value: 11.2 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : San Bernardino
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of births with less than 37 weeks of completed gestation.
Why this is important: 
Babies born premature are likely to require specialized medical care, and oftentimes must stay in intensive care nurseries. While there have been many medical advances enabling premature infants to survive, there is still risk of infant death or long-term disability. The most important things an expectant mother can do to prevent prematurity and low birth weight are to take prenatal vitamins, stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol and using drugs, and get prenatal care.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of infants who are born preterm to 11.4%.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Percents were not calculated in counties with fewer than five events.
Source: California Department of Public Health
URL of Source:   http://www.cdph.ca.gov/
URL of Data:   http://www.cdph.ca.gov/data/statistics/Documents/VSC-2010...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2006: 11.1 2007: 12.0 2008: 11.4 2009: 11.5 2010: 11.2

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Target Met

Unit: percent
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Preterm Births

Value: 11.2 percent
Healthy People 2020 Target: 11.4 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : San Bernardino
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target
Categories: Health / Maternal, Fetal & Infant Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of births with less than 37 weeks of completed gestation.
Why this is important: 
Babies born premature are likely to require specialized medical care, and oftentimes must stay in intensive care nurseries. While there have been many medical advances enabling premature infants to survive, there is still risk of infant death or long-term disability. The most important things an expectant mother can do to prevent prematurity and low birth weight are to take prenatal vitamins, stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol and using drugs, and get prenatal care.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of infants who are born preterm to 11.4%.
Technical Note:  Percents were not calculated in counties with fewer than five events.
Source: California Department of Public Health
URL of Source:   http://www.cdph.ca.gov/
URL of Data:   http://www.cdph.ca.gov/data/statistics/Documents/VSC-2010...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2006: 11.1 2007: 12.0 2008: 11.4 2009: 11.5 2010: 11.2

percent

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