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1 million premature babies die each year, report finds - USATODAY.com

Posted Oct 05 2009 12:00am

By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY

The preterm birth rate in the USA is especially high: 12.7% of all babies are born early, according to the March of Dimes. That rate has increased 36% in the past 25 years, partly because of an increase in elective cesarean section, an increase in older mothers and the growing use of assisted reproduction, which increases the risk of twins, triples and higher-order multiple births, the report says…

1 million premature babies die each year, report finds - USATODAY.com

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