Preterm birth rate and dilemma of preterm labor treatment in Asia

Jeong Kyu Hoh, Martha Lappas, Calixia Liu, Chong Qiao, Kshetrapal Pallavi, Jun Takeda, Young Ju Kim

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Apr 2019

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This study was supported by the Ministry of Health & Welfare of the Republic of Korea (grant numbers, HI18C0378) through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute.

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However, there are no detailed and accurate reports on the prevalence rates of PTB throughout India [ 9 , 10 ]. Therefore, the Translational Health Science Technology Institute (THSTI), with the support of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, initiated a hospital based cohort: GARBH-Ini: interdisciplinary Group for Advanced Research on BirtH outcomes – DBT INdia Initiative. The primary objective of this study is to identify multidimensional correlates of PTB throughout India. Out of the first 1741 completed pregnancies, there were 1659 live births and of these 245 (14.5%) were born preterm [ 11 ]. It is important that similar studies are initiated all over India in order to have more accurate PTB rates throughout the different regions. We believe that such studies will help in formulating national policies to prevent PTB and reduce deaths among premature baby.

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