U.S. Gets 'C' Grade in Premature Births

The March of Dimes has once again given the United States an unenviable "C" rating with regard to preterm birth rates. Statistics suggest that the country has actually been doing a better job in recent years, cutting its rate of premature births -- babies born before 37 weeks of pregnancy -- from a 12.8 percent peak in 2006 to 11.7 percent in 2011, the most recent year for which figures are available. Despite these improvements, however, the U.S. still failed to meet the March of Dimes'...Full Story
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