TITLE

Neonatal Intensive-Care Unit Admission of Infants with Very Low Birth Weight -- 19 States, 2006

AUTHOR(S)
Barield, W. D.; Manning, S. E.; Kroelinger, C.; Barradas, D. T.; Martin, J. A.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;11/12/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 44, p1444
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the mortality rate among infants with very low birth weight (VLBW) in the U.S. in 2006 according to birth data analyzed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 19 states. It shows that approximately 77 percent of VLBW infants were admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Figures also demonstrate that preterm birth (PTB), multiple births and cesarean delivery were all independently associated with greater prevalence of NICU admission among VLBW infants.
ACCESSION #
55577701

 

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