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Study finds narrowing racial, ethnic gaps in preterm birth outcomes

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.

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