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The epidemiology of preterm labor.
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PMID:  11561908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are many factors that are associated with preterm labor and delivery. These include maternal conditions such as medical illness, anemia and uterine malformation. They may be related to past events such as prior obstetric complication, previous preterm labor, cervical surgery or induced abortion. They may be intrinsic to the current pregnancy, such as reproductive tract infection, multifetal gestation, maternal age, short interpregnancy interval or prolonged menstrual conception interval. Maternal behaviors such as smoking and substance abuse can be risk factors for a short gestation. Demographic variables such as race, employment and socioeconomic status can also be associated with preterm labor. This article briefly reviews these subjects.
J N Robinson; J A Regan; E R Norwitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0146-0005     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-19     Completed Date:  2002-02-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  204-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cervix Uteri / surgery
Continental Population Groups
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology*
Pregnancy Complications
Pregnancy, Multiple
Risk Factors
Social Class
Women, Working

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