Reconciling the high rates of preterm and postterm birth in the United States.

  title={Reconciling the high rates of preterm and postterm birth in the United States.},
  author={K. Shinta Joseph and Ling Huang and Shiliang Liu and Cande V Ananth and Alexander C. Allen and Reginald S. Sauve and Michael S Kramer},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={109 4},
OBJECTIVE Preterm and postterm birth rates are substantially higher in the United States than in Canada and other industrialized countries, although relative mortality at preterm compared with term gestation is considerably lower. We attempted to explain these differences based on differences in the method of gestational age estimation. METHODS We used information on all live births in the United States and Canada for 1995-2002 and on singleton births and perinatal deaths for 1996-1999… CONTINUE READING

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