California’s Preterm Birthrate Better Than National Average
California scored a C in preterm birthrate, with a rate of 10.7%, according to a new March of Dimes report card. The country as a whole was rated a D, with a preterm birthrate of 12.7%. The national goal is to lower the preterm birthrate to 7.6%.
- "Trend to C-Section Births Worries Some Doctors" (Stannard, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/12).