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Born Too Soon: Preterm birth matters

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Health, November 2013
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Title
Born Too Soon: Preterm birth matters
Published in
Reproductive Health, November 2013
DOI 10.1186/1742-4755-10-s1-s1
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Authors

Christopher P Howson, Mary V Kinney, Lori McDougall, Joy E Lawn

Abstract

Urgent action is needed to address preterm birth given that the fi rst country-level estimates show that globally 15 million babies are born too soon and rates are increasing in most countries with reliable time trend data. As the fi rst in a supplement entitled “Born Too Soon”, this paper focuses on the global policy context. Preterm birth is critical for progress on Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG) for child survival by 2015 and beyond, and gives added value to maternal health (MDG 5) investments also linking to non-communicable diseases. For preterm babies who survive, the additional burden of prematurity-related disability may aff ect families and health systems. Prematurity is an explicit priority in many high-income settings; however, more attention is needed especially in low- and middle-income countries where the invisibility of preterm birth as well as its myths and misconceptions have slowed action on prevention and care. Recent global attention to preterm birth hit a tipping point in 2012, with the May 2 publication of Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth and with the 2nd annual World Prematurity Day on November 17 which mobilised the actions of partners in many countries to address preterm birth and newborn health. Interventions to strengthen preterm birth prevention and care span the continuum of care for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Both prevention of preterm birth and implementation of care of premature babies require more research, as well as more policy attention and programmatic investment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Malaysia 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 530 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 91 17%
Student > Bachelor 76 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 68 13%
Researcher 60 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 43 8%
Other 111 21%
Unknown 92 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 196 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 72 13%
Social Sciences 26 5%
Psychology 24 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 4%
Other 82 15%
Unknown 119 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 October 2021.
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#50,945
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#33
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