Maternal-fetal conditions necessitating a medical intervention resulting in preterm birth.


OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to evaluate the extent to which maternal and fetal conditions necessitate medically indicated preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN A population-based, retrospective, cohort study of women who delivered a singleton live birth at 20 weeks or longer in Missouri, 1989 to 1997 was performed (n = 684,711). Maternal-fetal… (More)


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