Analysis Of Millions Of US Births Shows Association Between Birth Defects And Preterm Birth

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 08:28 in Health & Medicine

An analysis of nearly 7 million US live births found that about 8 percent of babies born preterm had a birth defect -- more than twice the rate as full-term infants. Birth defects and preterm birth are the leading causes of infant death.

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