Journal of Neonatal Biology

Journal of Neonatal Biology
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0897

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Preterm Infant

In 2012, preterm birth affected more than 450,000 babies that 1 of every 9 infants born in the United States. Preterm birth is the birth of an infant before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Preterm-related causes of death together accounted for 35% of all infant deaths in 2010, more than any other single cause. Preterm birth is also a leading cause of long-term neurological disabilities in children. Preterm birth costs the U.S. health care system more than $26 billion in 2005.

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