By clicking, counts the download Atlanta (GA), June 13 (EFEUSA) .- Premature births in the country reached almost 10% in 2016, an increase compared to previous years, today announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC).
The report showed that the birth rate with less than 37 weeks of pregnancy went from 9.57% in 2014 to 9.63% in 2015 and 9.85% in 2016.
According to the researchers, the increase, which was recorded in all groups, is mostly due to cases that occurred between 34 and 36 weeks.
Regionally, the pre-term pregnancy rate increased in at least 23 states and the District of Columbia during the period 2014 to 2016.
Singleton preterm pregnancies increased from 7.74% to 8.02% in that period, while in multiple births the number increased from 59.99% in 2014 to 61.04% in 2016.
Hispanics experienced a 5% increase in the rate of premature births, from 9.03% in 2014 to 9.45% in 2016.
Among white women, the rate of preterm pregnancies remained practically the same between 2014 and 2015, but registered an increase of 2% between 2015 and 2016, when it registered 9.06%.
Premature pregnancies among African-American women went from 13.23% in 2014 to 13.64% in 2016, according to the study.