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[Comment] Small babies, big numbers: global estimates of preterm birth

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Preterm birth (birth at <37 weeks gestation) counts. It is the leading cause of under-5 child mortality,1 and an important cause of serious morbidity, associated with long hospital admissions. Preterm birth survivors and their families can face adverse lifelong health consequences.2 The past 5 years have seen increased attention for preterm birth, including the Born Too Soon report3 and annual parent-led World Prematurity Day4 on Nov 17.

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