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Premature birth rate drops 2nd year in a row, CDC finds
USA Today

For the first time in nearly three decades, the U.S. rate of premature birth declined two years in a row, the government reported Tuesday. From the early 1980s through 2006, the rate of babies born prematurely, or at less than 37 weeks gestation, rose by more than one-third, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers.