Michigan got a "C" on the latest Premature Birth Report Card from the March of Dimes.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, Michigan's 2014 premature birth rate was 9.8%.
Kara Hamilton-McGraw with March of Dimes Michigan said that's an improvement from the previous year.
"We're still not at the March of Dimes goal which is 8.1 percent by 2020, but we're lowering our rate every year. I find that very encouraging," Hamilton-McGraw said.