Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Utah data about Preterm Birth

New Utah data demonstrate that while many preterm births are not preventable, some preventable risk factors are contributing to preterm births in Utah, including smoking during pregnancy, excessive weight gain during pregnancy, unhealthy maternal weight before pregnancy (either under or overweight), and getting pregnant again too soon after a previous birth.  African American women in Utah have higher risk for delivering a preterm baby.
http://health.utah.gov/opha/publications/hsu/11Mar_LatePreterm.pdf

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