TABLE 1

Average Total Annual Medical Care Costs per Child by Gestational Age in the Birth Year and Cumulative From Birth Through Year 7 in 2005

Gestational AgeAverage Total Annual Medical Care Costs per Child
Birth YearCumulative Birth–Year 7
<28 wk$190 467$208 702
28–31 wk$94 785$105 524
32–36 wk$13 621$16 814
37–40 wk (term)$3325$5785
  • Adapted from Behrman and Butler.5