The Source: Why Are Preterm Births More Common in Bexar County?

Nov 10, 2016

While Texas passed with a "C" on this year's Premature Birth Report Card, an 11 percent premature birth rate earned Bexar County a "D."

The most disturbing part about the San Antonio area results, according to March of Dimes, is the great disparity in prematurity rates between different racial and ethnic groups.

After a decade of decline, why are preterm births in Texas now on the rise? Why is the rate higher in Bexar County than any other county in the state?


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