Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 3rd, 2009
Most recent data shows Colorado's premature birth rate as 12.2%, a slight improvement over the rate reported in 2008's report card (12.3%) but not enough of one to change the overall grade. This equates to one in eight babies, or more than 8,500. A baby is considered premature when he is born three or more weeks early. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks.
Report card grades are determined by...
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