Minority infants born at 22 to 29 weeks' gestation had declining disparities in in-hospital outcomes and specific care practices between 2006 and 2017, compared with whites, researchers reported in Pediatrics. The findings showed that African Americans had faster declines in hypothermia, late-onset sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis and mortality, while Hispanics had faster drops in pneumothorax, respiratory distress syndrome and mortality, compared with whites.
Study finds narrowing racial, ethnic gaps in preterm birth outcomes
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