Maternal risk factors for preterm birth: a country-based population analysis.

@article{Renzo2011MaternalRF,
  title={Maternal risk factors for preterm birth: a country-based population analysis.},
  author={Gian Carlo di Renzo and Irene Giardina and Alessia Rosati and G. Clerici and Michela Torricelli and Felice Petraglia},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={159 2},
  pages={342-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify maternal risk factors for spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) compared to delivery at term, in order to recognize high risk women and to provide a global overview of the Italian situation. STUDY DESIGN A multicenter, observational and retrospective, cross-sectional study was designed. The study population comprised 7634 women recruited in 9 different University Maternity Hospitals in Italy. The main criteria for inclusion were: women having had… CONTINUE READING