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This study was supported by Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139, Task Order No. 145 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Resources and Services Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health; and contracts with the March of Dimes, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Preterm birth : causes, consequences, and prevention / Committee on Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Healthy Outcomes, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Richard E. Behrman, Adrienne Stith Butler, editors.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN-13: 978-0-309-10159-2 (hardback)

ISBN-10: 0-309-10159-X (hardback)

1. Labor, Premature. I. Behrman, Richard E., 1931- . II. Butler, Adrienne Stith. III. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Healthy Outcomes. [DNLM: 1. Premature Birth—diagnosis—United States. 2. Premature Birth—economics—United States. 3. Premature Birth—prevention & control—United States. 4. Public Policy—United States.

WQ 330 P9413 2006]

RG649.P744 2006



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