Source: Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth available online at: marchofdimes.com/borntoosoon or http://www.who.int/pmnch/media/news/2012/preterm_birth_report/en/index.html
Data from national, regional and worldwide estimates of preterm birth rates in the year 2010. Researchers: Hannah Blencowe, Simon Cousens, Mikkel Z Oestergaard, Doris Chou, Ann-Beth Moller, Rajesh Narwal, Alma Adler, Claudia Vera Garcia, Sarah S Rohde, Lale Say, Joy E. Lawn.
Born Too Soon also provides country-by-country data on:
•estimated change in preterm birth rates from 1990 to 2010; •number of live births; •number of preterm births; •rank by number of preterm births; •deaths from complications of preterm birth; •rank by number of deaths from complications of preterm birth.
For the commitments from United Nations agencies, universities, and organizations, visit: http://www.everywomaneverychild.org/borntoosoon.
SOURCE March of Dimes Foundation