Preterm singleton births--United States, 1989-1996.

  • Published 1999 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report


Preterm birth (birth at <37 completed weeks of gestation) is the second leading cause of neonatal mortality in the United States. Preterm birthrates differ by race; in 1996, black infants were 1.8 times more likely than white infants to be preterm. From 1989 through 1996, the overall rate of preterm birth (per 1000 live-born infants) increased 4%, and the… (More)


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@article{1999PretermSB, title={Preterm singleton births--United States, 1989-1996.}, author={}, journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report}, year={1999}, volume={48 9}, pages={185-9} }