Table 1.

Number of Newborns, Percent Premature, and Hospital Charges for Wisconsin Newborns, 1989–1994

198919901991199219931994
Total number of newborns64 87467 59767 57965 40965 37063 794
Percent premature7.5%6.7%6.4%6.9%6.8%6.3%
Average delivery charges*
 Full-term691770861923990977
 Premature7903961413 08613 76714 82116 973
Average total charges
 Full-term8349101012104211521128
  • * Calculated by totalling the charges for initial delivery stay and dividing by the number of births.

  • Calculated by totalling the charges for initial delivery stay and charges for readmissions within the first 28 days of life, and dividing by the number of births. These averages were not calculated for premature infants because the initial delivery length of stay lasted far into the 28 day readmission period.