March of Dimes releases 2020 report card

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(WEHT) – March of Dimes has released their annual report card. The survey takes a look at the overall health of moms and babies across the country.

Indiana received a C- and did not show any improvement from last year.

The preterm birth rate in Indiana is 10.2%. According to the report, the preterm birth rate among Black women is 44% higher than the rate among all other women.

Kentucky was given the grade of D- and the state also showed no improvement this year.

The preterm birth rate in Kentucky is 11.3%. The report shows the preterm birth rate among Black women is 30% higher than the rate among all other women.

Illinois received a D+ but has shown improvement.

Illinois’ preterm birth rate is 10.7%. The preterm birth rate among Black women is 51% higher than the rate among all other women.

Click here to see an interactive map of the whole United States and to see how other states were graded.

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(This story was originally published on November 27, 2020)

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