Premature Births

Premature births are defined by the CDC as, "births that occur before 37 weeks of pregnancy"
Total Premature Births (2010-2013)
The percent of premature births remained fairly steady from 2010-2013.
The Healthy People 2020 (National) target for premature births is 11.4%. 

Premature Births_2010_2013
Premature Births by Race/Ethnicity (2010-2013)
The percent of premature births from 2010-2013 remained fairly constant in the White, Non-Hispanic population and the Hispanic population. There were fluctuations in percentage in the African American, Non-Hispanic population.
The Healthy People 2020 (National) target for premature births is 11.4%

Premature Births_Race_Ethnicity_2010_2013
Race/Ethnicity 2010 2011 2012 2013
White 9.7
9.3
9.4
10.0
African American
10.8 12.2
9.4
12.1
Hispanic 8.4
8.4 8.6
8.7

Source:

IDPH Vital Statistics 2010-2013