Why the United States preterm birth rate is declining

Corina N. Schoen, Sammy Tabbah, Jay D. Iams, Aaron Caughey, Vincenzo Berghella

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Abstract

The preterm birth rate in the United States declined to 11.4% in 2013, the lowest level since 1997. Although the United States has one of the highest preterm birth rates in the developed world, we are improving this outcome and therefore improving the lives of thousands of infants. Demographic changes that may be responsible include a reduced teenage birth rate and fewer higher-order multiple births. Additionally, a public policy shift to prevent nonmedically indicated births at

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-180
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume213
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

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Birth Rate
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Multiple Birth Offspring
Public Policy
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Parturition

Keywords

  • intervention
  • preterm birth
  • progesterone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medicine(all)

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Why the United States preterm birth rate is declining. / Schoen, Corina N.; Tabbah, Sammy; Iams, Jay D.; Caughey, Aaron; Berghella, Vincenzo.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 213, No. 2, 01.08.2015, p. 175-180.

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Schoen, Corina N. ; Tabbah, Sammy ; Iams, Jay D. ; Caughey, Aaron ; Berghella, Vincenzo. / Why the United States preterm birth rate is declining. In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2015 ; Vol. 213, No. 2. pp. 175-180.
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