Term pregnancy: a period of heterogeneous risk for infant mortality.

  title={Term pregnancy: a period of heterogeneous risk for infant mortality.},
  author={Uma Maheswara Reddy and Vani R. Bettegowda and Todd Dias and Tomoko Yamada-Kushnir and Chia-wen Ko and Marian Willinger},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={117 6},
OBJECTIVE To estimate the trend of maternal racial and ethnic differences in mortality for early-term (37 0/7 to 38 6/7 weeks of gestation) compared with full-term births (39 0/7 to 41 6/7 weeks of gestation). METHODS We analyzed 46,329,018 singleton live births using the National Center for Health Statistics U.S. period-linked birth and infant death data from 1995 to 2006. Infant mortality rates, neonatal mortality rates, and postneonatal mortality rates were calculated according to… CONTINUE READING


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