In Western Australia, more than 3,000 babies are born too soon – approximately 1 in 12 pregnancies ends preterm.
The NT has one of the highest rates of preterm birth in Australia.
Some 20,000 babies are born in South Australia ever year, and approximately 2000 babies are born preterm.
There are just over 60,000 births a year in Queensland and the most recent data show that 9.3% are born preterm.
In 2017, 7.4% of all births in New South Wales were born preterm.
In 2018, 7% of births at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children in were born preterm.
In 2016, the rate of preterm birth in Victoria was 8.3% - representing approximately 6,600 babies. The majority of these babies...
Tasmania has the highest preterm birth rate in the country at 11.3% of all births.