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U.S. earns 'D' for premature births
November 17th, 2010
12:02 AM ET

U.S. earns 'D' for premature births

The United States is getting a "D" grade for its preterm birth rate, even though it is improving in most states, according to the March of Dimes. The organization released its 2010 report card on Wednesday, the eighth annual Prematurity Awareness Day.

The March of Dimes compared the U.S. and each state with the target set in "Healthy People 2010." That report is issued every decade by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

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