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BOISE -- Hundreds came out to Julia Davis Park for the March of Dimes' March for Babies on Saturday.

Premature birth is the most urgent infant health problem in America and it's the leading cause of newborn deaths.

After nearly 25 consecutive years of premature birth rates, there is an encouraging reversal of that trend and premature birth rates have begun to drop.

We are here to support the march of dimes and any baby that has been born with any sort of a birth defect or prematurely but not for anybody in particular...we love all babies we try to adopt as many babies as possible, said Heather Hughes, a supporter of the March of Dimes.

Idaho's 2012 report card by the March of Dimes showed the prematurity rate of 10.2-percent, which is lower than the national average. However, Idaho's goal is to be at 9.3-percent by 2014.

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