• Babies who are born at less than 37 weeks gestation are considered pre-term.  The percentage of babies born at less than 37 weeks gestation remained stable between 2007 and 2016, ranging from 6.7% to 8.4%. The ACT rate remains similar to the Australian percentage of babies born at less than 37 weeks gestation.

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