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TABLE 12-1 Estimated Cost of Preterm Birth, United States, Aggregate and Cost per Case

 

Medical Care Costs

Cost

Birth to Age 5 Years

6 years & older (4 DDs)

Total

Early Intervention Costs

Special Education Costs (4 DDs)

Lost Productivity Costs (4 DDs)

Maternal Delivery Costs

Total Costs

Aggregate (millions)

15,887

976

16,863

611

1,094

5,694

1,935

26,197

Per case

31,290

1,920

33,210

1,203

2,150

11,214

3,812

51,589

NOTE: All amounts are in 2005 dollars. 4 DD = the four developmental disabilities.



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