U.S. Has A Higher Preterm Birth Rate Than Libya. Here's Why.
About 12 percent of all U.S. births happen before the 37-week mark, which ranks the country in the middle of the pack worldwide.By Madison Burke | December 20, 2014
The U.S. is a global leader in medicine and technology, yet it has one of the highest rates of preterm births of any wealthy country.
About 12 percent of all U.S. births happen before the 37-week mark, which ranks the nation in the middle of the pack worldwide.
Preterm births can lead to a variety of health problems and even death.