Did you know that according to @CDCgov preterm birth effects 1 of every 10 infants born in the United States?

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Preterm birth is among the leading causes of infant mortality in the United States

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Do you know what is considered the cut off for preterm birth?

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A baby born before 37 weeks is considered to be preterm, and is at greater risk for long term health complications. Here’s just one of many stories via @MarchofDimes

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Do you know the risk factors for preterm birth?

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Indoor and outdoor air pollution is now being linked to an increased risk of preterm birth

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The rate of preterm birth among Black women is 50 percent higher than white or Hispanic women

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Preterm birth is a public health problem, and it is connected with other public health problems like climate change @acog

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The cost associated with preterm birth in the United States is $26.2 billion a year

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Preterm birth can be caused by many interrelated factors. Public health professionals can work to reduce preterm birth, and improve health outcomes

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