Very Premature Birth Rates (<32 weeks) by Mother's Race/Ethnicity

Monroe County, New York (2013 - 2015)

The rates of very premature births (<32 weeks) vary not only by location within Monroe County, but also by race and ethnicity. Across Monroe County, the African-American and Latina very premature birth rates are significantly higher than for whites. It is striking that while the rates are generally lower in the suburbs, for African-American women, the suburban rate is the same as the white rate in the Focus Area* of the city.

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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