Preterm Birth Rate Falling


By Molly Clifton

The U.S. preterm birth rate has fallen to a 15-year low.

Despite the improvements, the March of Dimes says the United States still has the highest rate of any industrialized nation.

The organization gave the U.S. a “C” on its annual premature birth report card.

Premature birth, defined as being born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, costs the country more than $26 billion dollars annually.

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