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Prevalence and Incidence of Premature Birth

Incidence (annual) of Premature Birth:

440,000 cases (unreliable estimate) ... see also overview of Premature Birth.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 618 or 0.16% or 440,000 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "440,000 cases (unreliable estimate)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Premature Birth:

440,000 per year, 36,666 per month, 8,461 per week, 1,205 per day, 50 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "440,000 cases (unreliable estimate)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Death statistics for Premature Birth:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Premature Birth:

  • 856.8 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight under 500g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 313.0 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight between 500-999g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 59.4 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight between 1,000-1,499g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 246.9 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight under 1,500g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 27.6 deaths per 1,000 live births with birthweight between 1,500-1,999g in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
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More Statistics about Premature Birth:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Premature Birth usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Premature Birth at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Premature Birth refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Premature Birth diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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