alexa National, regional, and worldwide estimates of preterm birth rates in the year 2010 with time trends since 1990 for selected countries: a systematic analysis and implications
Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Journal of Neonatal Biology

Author(s): Hannah Blencowe, Simon Cousens, Mikkel Z Oestergaard, Doris Chou, AnnBeth Moller

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Preterm birth is the second largest direct cause of child deaths in children younger than 5 years. Yet, data regarding preterm birth (<37 completed weeks of gestation) are not routinely collected by UN agencies, and no systematic country estimates nor time trend analyses have been done. We report worldwide, regional, and national estimates of preterm birth rates for 184 countries in 2010 with time trends for selected countries, and provide a quantitative assessment of the uncertainty surrounding these estimates.

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This article was published in The Lancet and referenced in Journal of Neonatal Biology

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