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Term: Preterm Birth Rate

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2020-05-25


The preterm birth rate is expressed as the percent of live births with a gestational age of less than 37 completed weeks out of all live births in Manitoba hospitals (ICD–10–CA code Z38). Records with gestational age missing, less than 20 weeks, or greater than 45 weeks were excluded.

For more information, see section 10.3 Preterm Birth Rate in the online 2019 deliverable.

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  • Brownell M, De Coster C, Penfold R, Derksen S, Au W, Schultz J, Dahl M. Manitoba Child Health Atlas Update. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2008. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

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