Re: And it's only taken 52 years.
But WTF "1% of all US born babies are premature and the % has risen over the last 2-3 decades"
How does US compare with other countries?
"Of 65 countries with reliable trend data, all but 3 show an increase in preterm birth rates over the past 20 years. Possible reasons for this include better measurement, increases in maternal age and underlying maternal health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, greater use of infertility treatments leading to increased rates of multiple pregnancies, and changes in obstetric practices such as more caesarean births before term."
Although the upwards trend of some of those possible contributory factors isn't a good thing in itself.