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Tuesday, November 5 2013, 05:45 PM MST
Dr. Sean Esplin & Julie Drake: Pre-Term Birth Rate Decline
(KUTV) Utah's pre-term birth rate is on the decline, but there's still plenty of work to be done.

Dr. Sean Esplin from the Maternal Fetal Medicine at Intermountain Healthcare and Julie Drake the Director of Program Services with the March of Dimes joined us in studio to explain the numbers.

Utah Grade: B
2012 Result - 10.2%      
2020 Goal - 9.6%

Factors: Uninsured women

    Previous rate: 18.7%
    Current rate: 18.9%
   
Factors: Late pre-term birth
Previous rate: 8.2%
Current rate: 7.7%

Factors: Women who smoke
Previous rate: 10.8%
Current rate 10.5%

(Copyright 2013 Sinclair Broadcasting Group)
Dr. Sean Esplin & Julie Drake: Pre-Term Birth Rate Decline


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