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Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention

  title={Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention},
  author={Assuring Healthy Outcomes and R. E. Behrman and A. Butler},
The increasing prevalence of preterm birth in the United States is a complex public health problem that requires multifaceted solutions. Preterm birth is a cluster of problems with a set of overlapping factors of influence. Its causes may include individual-level behavioral and psychosocial factors, sociodemographic and neighborhood characteristics, environmental exposure, medical conditions, infertility treatments, and biological factors. Many of these factors co-occur, particularly in those… CONTINUE READING
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