Obstetrical intervention and the singleton preterm birth rate in the United States from 1991-2006.

@article{MacDorman2010ObstetricalIA,
  title={Obstetrical intervention and the singleton preterm birth rate in the United States from 1991-2006.},
  author={Marian F MacDorman and Eugene R Declercq and Jun Zhang},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2010},
  volume={100 11},
  pages={2241-7}
}
OBJECTIVES We examined the relationship between obstetrical intervention and preterm birth in the United States between 1991 and 2006. METHODS We assessed changes in preterm birth, cesarean delivery, labor induction, and associated risks. Logistic regression modeled the odds of preterm obstetrical intervention after risk adjustment. RESULTS From 1991 to 2006, the percentage of singleton preterm births increased 13%. The cesarean delivery rate for singleton preterm births increased 47%, and… CONTINUE READING

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