Nashville Community Health Needs for Children and Youth, 0-24. GOAL 1 All Children Begin Life Healthy. “I knew Luke was going to die. I think I had known it the second I saw him.”. Luke was born at 23 weeks gestation weighing 1 pound. . All Children Begin Life Healthy means….
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GOAL 1All Children Begin Life Healthy
“I knew Luke was going to die. I think I had known it the second I saw him.”
Luke was born at 23 weeks gestation weighing 1 pound.
* Full term means 37 to 41 weeks gestation
** Healthy birth weight means over 5lbs 2 oz or 2500 grams
*Death in the first year of life
Escalating hospital costs with decreasing gestational age
Costs to employer for first year of life (March of Dimes 2002)
Davidson County Mortality
March of Dimes dataNumbers help tell the story…Over 1,000 Premature Births per year in Davidson County
African Americans have over twice the number of very pre-term births as Caucasians.
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