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Preterm births - United States, 2007.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21430627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Preterm infants (those born at <37 completed weeks of gestation) are less likely to survive to their first birthday than infants delivered at higher gestational ages, and those who do survive, especially those born at the earlier end of the preterm spectrum, are more likely to suffer long-term disabilities than infants born at term. During 1981--2006, the U.S. preterm birth rate increased >30%, from 9.4% to 12.8% of all live births. Although lower during 2007 and 2008, the U.S. preterm birth rate remains higher than any year during 1981--2002.
Joyce A Martin;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries (Washington, D.C. : 2002)     Volume:  60 Suppl     ISSN:  1545-8636     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Surveill Summ     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-24     Completed Date:  2011-04-04     Revised Date:  2012-03-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101142015     Medline TA:  MMWR Surveill Summ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
Gestational Age
Health Status Disparities*
Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Infant, Newborn
Premature Birth / epidemiology,  ethnology*

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