Lowering the premature birth rate: what the U.S. experience means for Japan.

Abstract

Premature birth rate and low birth weight rate are increasing in industrialized countries including USA and Japan. The Infant mortality rate (IMR) is three times and 50-75 times greater for infants born at 32-36 weeks and <32 weeks respectively than term-born counterparts. In the U.S., the IMR is greater than in Japan particularly among black infants and… (More)

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@article{Noguchi2008LoweringTP, title={Lowering the premature birth rate: what the U.S. experience means for Japan.}, author={Akihiko Noguchi}, journal={The Keio journal of medicine}, year={2008}, volume={57 1}, pages={45-9} }