Perceived Physical and Social Residential Environment and Preterm Delivery in African-American Women

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Obstet Gynecol Surv 2016;71(2):67–68

Delivery before 37 completed weeks of gestation or preterm delivery (PTD) is a leading cause of infant death in the United States. The proportion of PTDs among African American women was found to be 1.6 times higher than that in whites in 2012.

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