Preterm Birth Identified As Leading Cause Of Death In Young Children

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Preterm birth identified as leading cause of death in young children
Preterm birth identified as leading cause of death in young children
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global mortality rate among children under the age of 5 years has reduced from 76 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2000 to 46 deaths per 1,000 live births last year, representing an annual reduction of 3.9%. During the same period, however, mortality rates from preterm births only reduced by 2%.
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