The Global Impact of Preterm Birth

Jennifer Harris Requejo, Mario Merialdi

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9 Scopus citations


This chapter presents the most recent estimates of preterm births around the world. The chapter focuses on describing global disparities in the burden of preterm births, the need for greater research on prevention and treatment interventions, and on the importance of increasing the translation of evidence into clinical practice, particularly in resource constrained settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPreterm Birth: Prevention and Management
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781405192903
StatePublished - Mar 15 2010


  • Global and regional preterm birth estimates
  • Global impact
  • Preterm birth inequities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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