Is the Environment Associated With Preterm Birth?

  title={Is the Environment Associated With Preterm Birth?},
  author={Ruth A. Etzel},
  journal={JAMA network open},
  volume={3 4},
  • R. Etzel
  • Published 1 April 2020
  • Medicine
  • JAMA network open
Prevention of premature birth is a major public health priority. The most recent US data indicate that the rate of premature birth increased in 2018 for a fourth consecutive year to 10%. Worldwide, an estimated 10.6% of births were premature in 2014, the most recent year for which data are available.1 Babies born before 37 weeks’ gestation are at a higher risk of neurodevelopmental disorders and respiratory and gastrointestinal impairments that may persist into adulthood.2 A variety of… 

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