Global Preterm birth Estimates
Preterm birth is the leading cause of death in children under five
worldwide. While preterm survival rates have increased in higher-income
countries, in many low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) preterm
newborns still die due to a lack of adequate newborn care.
On this website, you can explore the latest estimates of preterm birth rates
at global, regional and national levels for 2014, with time trends in selected
countries. To learn more, click here 
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