Premature Birth Rates (<37 weeks)

Monroe County, New York

Within Monroe County, there is a significant difference in the premature birth rates based on location, and the rates have not changed much over the past 10 years. In 2015 within the Focus Area*, the premature birth rate was 14.7 percent, compared to 10.9 percent in the rest of Rochester, and 8.5 percent in the suburban areas.

The Focus Area consists of eight high-poverty ZIP codes in the city of Rochester with particularly high concentration of African-Americans and Latinos. See a map of the Focus Area here.

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