Neural Tube Defects, Preterm Births More Prevalent in Hispanic Women

June 22, 2014 6:15 PM

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Neural Tube Defects, Preterm Births More Prevalent in Hispanic Women

The U.S. Hispanic population is increasing faster than any other racial minority group, however, a recent report indicates that Hispanic babies are more likely to suffer from neural tube defects (NTD) or to be born prematurely.

The March of Dimes released the special report, Maternal and Infant Health in US Hispanic Populations, earlier this month. In the report, it was found that preterm births to Hispanic women account for almost 1 in every 4 (23.3 percent) of preterm births in the U.S. Also, the gap between white and Hi...

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