Corpus ID: 49339922

Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention

@inproceedings{Outcomes2007PretermBC,
  title={Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention},
  author={Assuring Healthy Outcomes and Richard E. Behrman and Adrienne Stith Butler},
  year={2007}
}
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… Expand
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