CDC recently released the Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance – United States, 2013 summary in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). It 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 2013, 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 2013, approximately 1.6% of all infants born in the United States were conceived with ART.
- Approximately, 41% of ART infants were born in multiple births compared with 3.5% among infants born in the general population.
- A greater proportion of ART infants were low birth weight (29%), and preterm (33.6%), compared with infants in the birth population overall (8% and 11.4%, respectively).