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Current research in preterm birth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19000029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Preterm birth is one of the leading causes of infant mortality and the leading cause of infant morbidity in the United States. It accounts for >70% of neonatal deaths and almost half of long-term neurological disabilities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with state health departments, universities, communities, and healthcare providers to understand why preterm births occur and how to address preterm birth risk factors. These collaborations include identification of genetic and other biological markers for the early detection of women at high risk of preterm birth; improving understanding of the relationships among psychosocial stress, immune and inflammatory responses, and preterm risk; and designing community strategies to improve the health of pregnant women. By conducting public health research activities that explore the genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and community determinants of preterm birth, CDC will continue to elucidate the complex interactions of these factors and how they influence preterm birth.
Dhelia M Williamson; Karon Abe; Christopher Bean; Cynthia Ferré; Zsakeba Henderson; Eve Lackritz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of women's health (2002)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1931-843X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Womens Health (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-03     Completed Date:  2009-03-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101159262     Medline TA:  J Womens Health (Larchmt)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1545-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biomedical Research / organization & administration*
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Infant Welfare / statistics & numerical data
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Health Services / organization & administration*
Maternal Welfare / statistics & numerical data
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology*,  prevention & control*
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology
Pregnancy, High-Risk*
Premature Birth
Preventive Health Services / organization & administration
United States / epidemiology
Women's Health

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