For the second year in a row the U.S. receives a D on the March of Dimes Report Card for premature births.
Prematurity leads to many health conditions such as cerebral palsy. November is prematurity awareness month.
The video below discusses how the grading was performed, how individual States graded and improvements made over last year. The video also touches on the risk factors and health risks involved with children being born prematurity.
(the video starts at 38 seconds.)