The Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance – United States, 2011
The Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance – United States, 2011 summary in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that was just released, presents state-specific data on assisted reproductive technology (ART) use and outcomes. The report compares ART infant outcome data with outcomes for all infants born in the U.S. in 2011, and provides data on the contributions of ART to total infants born, multiple birth infants, low birth weight infants, and preterm infants for each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
In 2011, approximately 47% of ART infants were born in multiple births compared with 3% among infants born in the general population.
A greater proportion of ART infants were low birth weight (31%), and preterm (36%), compared with infants in the birth population overall (8% and 12%, respectively).