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Dr. Brad Yoder, NICU Medical Director at University Hospital, adresses the 2009 Premature Birth Report at a press conference Tuesday, November 17 2009. A map at right shows most states failing, with red indicating an "F" grade and orange a "D". The March of Dimes issued report cards grading each state and the nation on preterm birth rates. Letter grades were determined by comparing state rates to the CDC's Healthy People 2010 goals. The report card calls attention to three key prevention opportunities: numbers of uninsured women; women smoking; and later preterm births (34-36 weeks).
Dr. Brad Yoder, NICU Medical Director at University Hospital, adresses the 2009 Premature Birth Report at a press conference Tuesday, November 17 2009. A map at right shows most states failing, with red indicating an "F" grade and orange a "D". The March of Dimes issued report cards grading each state and the nation on preterm birth rates. Letter grades were determined by comparing state rates to the CDC's Healthy People 2010 goals. The report card calls attention to three...
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