Navigation Links
U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report
Date:11/13/2012

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For the fifth year in a row, the preterm birth rate in the United States has dropped. The 2011 rate was the lowest in 10 years, the March of Dimes reported today.

But, there's still significant room for improvement. Nearly half a million babies in the United States are still born prematurely, noted the March of Dimes in its 2012 Premature Birth Report Card. Overall, the U.S. grade remains a "C" because of the continued high preterm birth rate.

A preterm birth occurs at less than 37 weeks of pregnancy. Prematurity puts infants at risk for a number of health problems including breathing difficulty, heart defects and bleeding in the brain. Some conditions are only temporary while others can persist.

In 2011, "the rate of preterm birth [was] at 11.7 percent, which is the lowest we've seen in a decade," said Dr. Edward McCabe, medical director for the March of Dimes. "That means 64,000 fewer babies were born prematurely in 2010 compared to 2006, the peak year for preterm birth. Along with the personal cost, there's also an economic cost, and there's a potential savings of $3 billion in health care and economic costs associated with those 64,000 babies not being born preterm."

The goal, McCabe said, is to get the number of preterm births down to 9.6 percent by 2020.

Four states -- Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon and Vermont -- have already achieved that goal, and were graded an "A" by the March of Dimes. Twenty-two states were closing in on the goal and received a "B" grade. Almost all states -- 45 -- improved between 2009 and 2011. However, just 16 of them improved enough to increase their letter grade.

Three states -- Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi -- and Puerto Rico received a failing grade. Alabama's preterm rate was 14.9 percent, Louisiana's was 15.6 percent, Mississippi's was 16.9 percent and Puerto Rico had a preterm b
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New global report says US lags behind 130 other nations in preterm birth rate
2. Pneumonia and preterm birth complications are the leading causes of childhood death
3. Vaginal delivery as safe as cesarean for most early preterm births
4. Vaginal Deliveries as Safe as C-Sections for Most Preterm Births
5. Higher risk of maternal complications/preterm deliveries for women undergoing multiple caesareans
6. Higher risk of maternal complications/preterm deliveries for women undergoing multiple cesareans
7. Combating a crisis: Global burden of preterm birth can be reduced if critical actions are taken
8. The consequences of late preterm birth
9. California improves its ranking on March of Dimes Annual Preterm Birth Report Card
10. Depo-Provera Birth Control Might Raise Breast Cancer Risk
11. Wellesley study shows income inequality a key factor in high US teen births
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Continues to Drop: Report
(Date:10/25/2014)... A large influx of international aid is needed, and ... thousands of deaths from the widening Ebola crisis, a ... a specially designed mathematical model, the researchers looked at ... densely populated county of hard-hit Liberia -- Montserrado County, ... researchers said that if international aid isn,t delivered to ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... By Randy Dotinga ... -- As more genetic tests are developed that spot increased ... would be more proactive about getting screened. But a ... does not change behavior: People who found out their genes ... than people with average risk to get screened. "It ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 At a time when the ... and athletes at all levels, the UPMC Sports ... current discussion where two powerful messages are lost: Concussions ... result in full recoveries every day. , In striving ... fact and research, UPMC and the Concussion Program are ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... On October 22, CBS will air an ... both fictional and real. The Charles E Holman ... to advocacy and philanthropy in the battle against Morgellons ... to impart truth and clarity about this misunderstood and ... misconceptions about Morgellons Disease (MD) and most ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Isabel Healthcare will participate in ... Conference on October 22-24 in Las Vegas, NV. Jason ... panel discussion on Technology in Health Professions Education – ... diagnostic decision support tool and clinical education platform designed ... and clinical learners. The Isabel tools help clinicians broaden ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed 2Health News:Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior 2Health News:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable 2Health News:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable 3Health News:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable 4Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 2Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 3Health News:Isabel Healthcare to Participate in The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) 2014 Conference 2
... schoolgirls in Texas must be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted ... to require the shots. ,The girls will have ... the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are responsible for most ... efforts to pass laws in state legislatures across the country ...
... has continued to decrease since the early 1990s, the rate ... percent higher in African American women than in white men ... ,However, the disparity among men has narrowed over ... African Americans than whites. These data appear in the newly ...
... Prince George, Canada are down with food poisoning after a ... of the school’s// weekly hot lunch program. ,Incidentally ... authorities got concerned when an unusual number of parents phoned ... ,School authorities immediately notified the Northern Health authorities ...
... an ‘all clear’ report after a breast scan, has ... eyebrows in the medical community and caused outrage among// ... the breast scan. ,Consultant radiologist Amjad ... been suspended and is going through a General Medical ...
... Instead of dismissing grumblings about being tired or exhausted, ... to a worsened health state or even death, says ... ,Dr. Karin Olson, a U of A professor from ... between tiredness, fatigue and exhaustion and that recognizing those ...
... study has found that a brief session of muscle-building exercise ... response.// ,The immune system’s reaction differs markedly between ... process remains unclear. ,“We’re trying to find ... benefit your vaccine response,” said lead author Kate Edwards, Ph.D., ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cancer Death Rates High in African-Americans 2Health News:Take Fatigue Seriously - Says Researcher 2Health News:Take Fatigue Seriously - Says Researcher 3Health News:Muscle-Building Exercise Improves Response to Flu Shot 2
(Date:10/25/2014)... Oct. 24, 2014 Research and Markets ... Market Current Trends, Opportunities - Global Forecast to 2019" ... this report, the global dental equipment market is categorized ... systems and equipment market is expected to register the ... the forecast period (2014 to 2019). This high growth ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Oct. 24, 2014  America,s future engineers will ... competition at the  Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) ... th at the Minneapolis ... student built robots from the "For Inspiration and ... students and mentors will offer information to those ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Research and Markets ( ... "Global and Chinese Hemodialysis Concentrates Industry Report ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , Global and ... professional and in-depth study on the current state ... on the Chinese situation. The report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dental Equipment Market Current Trends, Opportunities - Global Forecast to 2019 2Dental Equipment Market Current Trends, Opportunities - Global Forecast to 2019 3Local robotics teams compete - a "FIRST" at next week's MD&M Minneapolis- October 29-30th at the Minneapolis Convention Center 2Local robotics teams compete - a "FIRST" at next week's MD&M Minneapolis- October 29-30th at the Minneapolis Convention Center 3Global and Chinese Hemodialysis Concentrates Industry Report 2014 2Global and Chinese Hemodialysis Concentrates Industry Report 2014 3
... 29, 2011 Leading event organiser UBM has ... portfolio of annual pharmaceutical events including CPhI Worldwide ... services, P-MEC Europe for equipment, machinery and technology ... Hosted at Messe Frankfurt, Germany from the 25th ...
...  Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC ), ... services to office-based practitioners, today announced the launch ... an integrated wellness and education program that informs ... and total health, and assists dental professionals in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Record Year for UBM's Pharma Events in Frankfurt 2Record Year for UBM's Pharma Events in Frankfurt 3Record Year for UBM's Pharma Events in Frankfurt 4Henry Schein Dental Launches Total Health™ Beyond the Mouth 2Henry Schein Dental Launches Total Health™ Beyond the Mouth 3
... MediCopia is a system for inpatient caregiving ... automated computer system offers four technologies in ... a handheld computer (for work order processing), ... thermal printer (for label generation at bedside) ...
The Metrologic MS9520 Voyager is a high performance single line laser bar code scanner with automatic activation and sophisticated data transmission via Metrologic proprietary CodeGate technology....
... wristband that provides automated ID verification for ... efficiency and accuracy. Meets healthcare patient ID ... risk of data left on ribbons (HIPAA) ... (FDA). Also available with UV varnish, which ...
... Laser Sheeted Wristband / ... laser-printable sheets with an ... laser labels that adhere ... clear, fold-over protective window ...
Medicine Products: