There are 12 nationally recognized Tribal Epidemiology Centers
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Test Your KnowledgeSimilar proportions of American Indian/Alaska Native infants and infants of all races were born too early – about one out of every twenty babies were born before the 36th week of pregnancy. A full-term pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. The last weeks of pregnancy are important time periods, when the brain, lungs, and liver are finalizing their development. When a baby is born too soon, it can have problems with breathing or eating, or may have cerebral palsy, developmental delays, or trouble seeing or hearing.
United States Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Vital Statistics, Natality public-use data 2007-2014, on CDC WONDER Online Database.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Reproductive Health: Preterm Birth