November presents a time to reflect on the nearly 400,000 babies born preterm in the United States each year and how we can prevent it during National Prematurity Awareness Month. The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) focuses on the effects of maternal age and age-specific preterm birth rates on overall preterm birth rates. A few keys findings from the CDC include:
The CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) discusses available data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS). After historical trends of low vaccination rates among pregnant women, PRAMS data from 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 show signs of increased influenza vaccination.