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06/08/2012

Preterm Birth: A Public Health Crisis?

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Roughly 12 percent of American babies are born before 37 weeks gestation, a new study found, landing the U.S. in sixth place behind India, Nigeria and Pakistan when it comes to preterm births. ”Urgent attention is needed to better understand and reduce these rates of preterm birth,” the study authors wrote in their report, published Thursday in The Lancet.

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