Born too soon: preterm birth in Europe trends, causes and prevention

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dc.contributor.author Murphy, Margaret
dc.contributor.author McLoughlin, Geraldine
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-12T09:08:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-12T09:08:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Murphy, M., McLoughlin, G. (2015) "Born too soon: preterm birth in Europe trends, causes and prevention", Entre Nous, 81, pp. 10-12. en
dc.identifier.volume 81 en
dc.identifier.startpage 10 en
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en
dc.identifier.issn ISSN: 1014-8485
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2541
dc.description.abstract It is estimated that 15 million babies annually are born too soon, which is before 37 completed weeks of gestation and that this number is rising (1). Complications of preterm birth are the leading cause of death among children less than 5 years of age and this accounted for nearly one million preventable deaths in 2013 (1). The United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 targeted a two-thirds’ reduction of under five deaths by 2015 and recommended interventions to prevent preterm birth and to improve survival for preterm newborns (2). While infant and maternal mortality rates have witnessed some improvements, the burden of mortality and morbidity in the perinatal period remains a major concern (3). This is due in part to the high number of births per year, the young age of the maternal and infant population harmed by adverse perinatal events and the long-term sequelae of adverse pregnancy events such as very preterm birth or severe hypoxia (4). en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe en
dc.relation.uri http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/277735/Born-too-soon_preterm-birth-in-Europe-trends,-causes-and-prevention.pdf?ua=1
dc.rights © 2015, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe en
dc.subject Complications en
dc.subject Preventable en
dc.subject Interventions en
dc.subject Hypoxia en
dc.subject Preterm birth en
dc.subject Neonatal death en
dc.title Born too soon: preterm birth in Europe trends, causes and prevention en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Margaret Murphy, Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: mgt.murphy@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2016-02-03T13:44:22Z
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dc.contributor.funder United Nations Population Fund, United States
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Entre Nous en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mgt.murphy@ucc.ie en


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