TABLE 5

Percent Preterm and LBW According to Race and Hispanic Origin of Mother: United States and Each State, 2003

State of ResidencePercent PretermaPercent LBWb
All RacescNon-Hispanic WhiteNon-Hispanic BlackHispanicAll RacescNon-Hispanic WhiteNon-Hispanic BlackHispanic
United Statesd12.311.317.811.97.97.013.66.7
    Alabama15.713.521.113.210.08.114.56.7
    Alaska11.09.315.510.46.05.29.15.1
    Arizona13.112.718.513.07.16.912.16.9
    Arkansas13.012.017.811.08.97.714.66.3
    California10.59.615.410.76.66.112.46.0
    Colorado12.011.417.512.79.08.815.78.3
    Connecticut9.79.013.310.47.56.412.58.6
    Delaware13.712.318.113.29.47.814.37.7
    District of Columbia14.88.418.013.010.96.113.77.6
    Florida13.011.617.811.88.57.213.26.9
    Georgia13.111.916.79.69.07.413.05.7
    Hawaii12.610.913.713.58.66.513.38.4
    Idaho10.710.6e11.86.56.5e6.5
    Illinois12.811.718.811.68.37.114.46.4
    Indiana12.912.318.512.17.97.313.35.9
    Iowa11.411.017.012.76.66.313.36.2
    Kansas11.611.415.910.57.47.112.86.1
    Kentucky14.013.519.714.08.78.313.76.2
    Louisiana15.612.420.313.710.77.714.97.9
    Maine10.110.2ee6.56.6ee
    Maryland13.111.117.112.49.17.113.07.0
    Massachusetts10.710.314.810.97.67.011.88.3
    Michigan11.910.717.810.58.26.914.16.6
    Minnesota10.210.012.38.86.25.810.35.1
    Mississippi17.914.722.016.411.48.615.27.2
    Missouri13.112.019.312.68.07.213.46.1
    Montana11.110.5e11.16.86.5e9.2
    Nebraska12.312.016.612.16.96.811.56.1
    Nevada13.612.319.213.68.17.713.37.0
    New Hampshire9.29.216.38.56.26.112.25.9
    New Jersey12.110.916.812.78.17.013.37.3
    New Mexico12.711.818.612.78.58.216.08.7
    New York11.49.916.011.97.96.612.27.5
    North Carolina13.611.919.111.89.07.614.26.2
    North Dakota12.011.6ee6.56.4ee
    Ohio12.511.617.711.88.37.413.67.2
    Oklahoma12.712.317.711.87.87.513.66.1
    Oregon10.110.013.49.86.16.111.65.3
    Pennsylvania11.610.616.712.78.16.914.08.9
    Rhode Island11.610.614.612.98.57.812.38.9
    South Carolina14.512.319.211.910.17.815.06.4
    South Dakota11.210.3e13.56.66.4e9.4
    Tennessee14.113.318.011.59.48.114.86.1
    Texas13.912.819.313.67.97.313.77.0
    Utah10.410.118.511.66.56.415.37.0
    Vermont9.59.4ee7.07.1ee
    Virginia12.110.916.610.58.26.913.06.3
    Washington10.39.714.410.66.05.611.15.6
    West Virginia13.313.118.4e8.68.512.1e
    Wisconsin11.310.617.710.76.86.013.66.2
    Wyoming11.811.6e14.08.98.9e8.7
Puerto Rico18.311.5
Virgin Islands15.5e14.916.110.8e11.39.4
Guam15.3eee9.2eee
American Samoa4.2
Northern Marianas13.87.6
  • Race and Hispanic origin are reported separately on birth certificates. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. — indicates that data are not available. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, natality files.

  • a Percent of births <37 weeks of gestation.

  • b Percent of births <2500 g (5 lb, 8 oz).

  • c Includes races other than white and black.

  • d Total excludes data for the territories.

  • e Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision (defined as <20 births in the numerator).