National, regional, and worldwide estimates of preterm birth rates in the year 2010 with time trends since 1990 for selected countries: a systematic analysis and implications

@article{Blencowe2012NationalRA,
  title={National, regional, and worldwide estimates of preterm birth rates in the year 2010 with time trends since 1990 for selected countries: a systematic analysis and implications},
  author={H. Blencowe and S. Cousens and Mikkel Z. Oestergaard and D. Chou and J. Lawn},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2012},
  volume={379},
  pages={2162-2172}
}
  • H. Blencowe, S. Cousens, +2 authors J. Lawn
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Preterm birth is the second largest direct cause of child deaths in children younger than 5 years. [...] Key Method National Registries (563 datapoints, 51 countries), Reproductive Health Surveys (13 datapoints, eight countries), and studies identified through systematic searches and unpublished data (162 datapoints, 40 countries) were included. 55 countries submitted additional data during WHO's country consultation process.Expand Abstract

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