Very Early Preterm Births More Common In Black Mothers - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Very Early Preterm Births More Common In Black Mothers

A recent study by Emily DeFranco, DO, MS, Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth, found that black women are more likely to have early preterm births, between 16 and 22 weeks. The racial disparity in what are known as “previable” preterm births may explain much of the racial disparity in infant mortality,

“Having a better understanding of the causes of racial disparities in important health outcomes such as previable birth and infant mortality is crucial for the development of interventions to reduce risk and close the racial gap,” said Dr. DeFracno.

Read more on the study on MedicalResearch.com.

Subscribe today for more stories, tips and updates.

Cincinnati Children's News Team

About the Author: Cincinnati Children's News Team

The members of the news team at Cincinnati Children's are responsible for telling the stories of the medical center. Stories of the families we serve, research and clinical care, safe and healthy practices and happenings at the hospital. If it has to do with Cincinnati Children's, Danielle, Nick, Jim, Kate, Rachel, Terry and Shannon will keep you informed.

Write a comment

Comments

No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment on this post!