Trends in preterm birth in singleton and multiple gestations in the Netherlands 2008–2015: A population-based study

Publication date: April 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Volume 247Author(s): Maud D. van Zijl, Bouchra Koullali, Martijn A. Oudijk, Anita C.J. Ravelli, Ben W.J. Mol, Eva Pajkrt, Brenda M. KazemierAbstractObjectivePreterm birth is the most important cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Over the past years several preventive measures have been studied and implemented. Preterm birth percentage in 2015 in the Netherlands was 6.9 %, according to data from the European Peristat project, reporting on perinatal health in Europe. Various preventive measures might have influenced the incidence and outcome of preterm birth. Our aim was to give an overview of the trends in preterm births for both singleton and multiple gestations in the Netherlands in order to guide future research.Study designWe studied a nationwide cohort including both singleton and multiple gestations without congenital anomalies between 2008 and 2015. Outcomes were total preterm birth (defined as birth before 37 weeks of gestation), spontaneous and iatrogenic preterm birth
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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