Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 29th, 1999
Premature births dropped from 180.4 per 1,000 live births among black women in 1989 to 162.5 in 1996, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. The rate among whites climbed from 74.8 to 80.8.
The researchers said birth certificates used to gather the data did not provide enough information to determine what may have fueled the changes.
However, part of the reason for the increase among white women was a jump in the...
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