Trends of preterm birth and low birth weight in Japan: a one hospital-based study

<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>The proportions of preterm birth (PTB, ie., delivered before 37 gestational weeks) and low birth weight (LBW, ie., birth weight less than 2500 g at delivery) have been rising in developed countries. We sought to examine the factors c...

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Main Authors: Yorifuji Takashi, Naruse Hiroo, Kashima Saori, Murakoshi Takeshi, Kato Tsuguhiko, Inoue Sachiko, Doi Hiroyuki, Kawachi Ichiro
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2012-12-01
Series:BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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