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Patty Johnson stands with a photo of her and her son Ryan, who has spent the last 114 days at University Hospital fighting the effects of a premature birth. The March of Dimes issued report cards Tuesday, November 17 2009 grading each state and the nation on preterm birth rates. Letter grades were determined by comparing state rates to the CDC's Healthy People 2010 goals. The report card calls attention to three key prevention opportunities: numbers of uninsured women; women smoking; and later preterm births (34-36 weeks).
Patty Johnson stands with a photo of her and her son Ryan, who has spent the last 114 days at University Hospital fighting the effects of a premature birth. The March of Dimes issued report cards Tuesday, November 17 2009 grading each state and the nation on preterm birth rates. Letter grades were determined by comparing state rates to the CDC's Healthy People 2010 goals. The report card calls attention to three key prevention opportunities: numbers of uninsured women; women smoking; and...
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