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County–level variation in preterm birth rates

JAMA Network Open

2023-12-08
(Press-News.org) About The Study: In this analysis of U.S. county-level preterm and early preterm birth rates, substantial geographic disparities were observed, which were associated with place-based social disadvantage. Stability in aggregated rates of preterm birth at the national level masked increases in nearly 1 in 6 counties between 2007 and 2019. 

Authors: Sadiya S. Khan, M.D.,M.S., of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, is the corresponding author. 

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.46864)

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[Press-News.org] County–level variation in preterm birth rates
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