Georgia's rate of premature births still cause for concern

Nov 16, 2018

Georgia's premature birth rate grew from 11.4% to 11.7% over the past year. Rates are highest in Macon-Bibb County.
Credit Georgia Health News

The health of Georgia's mothers and babies is a growing cause for concern. Georgia currently has the worst maternal mortality rate in the U.S., and our infant mortality rate is higher than the national average. Now a report card by the March of Dimes shows that our premature births are on the rise, too. Read more.

This week, host Lauren Baggett and Georgia Health News' Andy Miller take a look at this report card to learn where rates are highest and where they're getting better.