Contact: Elizabeth Lynch
March of Dimes Foundation
Caption: According to the 2011 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card, three states and Puerto Rico received an F, 11 states and the District of Columbia earned a D, 19 states got a C, 16 states received a B and only Vermont earned an A. The United States received a “C” based on comparing the nation’s 2009 preliminary preterm birth rate of 12.2 percent with the March of Dimes new 2020 goal of 9.6 percent of all live births.
Credit: March of Dimes
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