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State of Alaska

Risk Factors for Preterm Birth

Risk Factors

According to the March of Dimes, risk factors for preterm birth include: [[br]]- having a previous preterm birth [[br]]- being pregnant with twins/triplets/etc. [[br]]- having uterine or cervical abnormalities [[br]]- late or no prenatal care [[br]]- use of alcohol, tobacco, or other illicit drugs [[br]]- domestic violence [[br]]- high stress [[br]]- lack of social support [[br]]- infections during pregnancy [[br]]- high blood pressure [[br]]- blood clotting disorders [[br]]- birth defects [[br]]- use of artificial reproductive technology [[br]]- having an underweight or obese BMI prior to pregnancy [[br]]- short interpregnancy intervals

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Content updated: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:21:35 AKDT
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics AK-IBIS web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Tue, 17 September 2019 10:54:06 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/ ".

Content updated: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:21:35 AKDT