National Preterm Birth Rate Drops Again In 2013

November 6, 2014 5:01 AM

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The premature birth rate in the United States has dropped for the seventh consecutive year, to 11.4 percent of all births in 2013.

Dr. Edward McCabe, chief medical officer of the non-profit March of Dimes, which released the new numbers on Thursday, characterized the results as encouraging -- to a point.

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