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Table 1 Complications associated with preterm birth

From: The genomics of preterm birth: from animal models to human studies

Complication Percentage of Infants Affected Reference
Respiratory distress syndrome 10.5% for infants born at 34 weeks of gestation [70]
Sepsis Cumulative incidences of early and late onset sepsis are 4.42 and 6.30 episodes per 1,000 admissions in late preterm infants [71]
Apnea of prematurity 7% of infants born at 34 to 35 weeks of gestation, 15% at 32 to 33 weeks, 54% at 30 to 31 weeks, and nearly all infants <29 weeks gestation [72]
Necrotizing enterocolitis Average of 11% between 22 and 28 weeks of gestation [73]
Patent ductus arteriosis Average of 46% between 22 and 28 weeks of gestation [73]
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia Variation from 12 to 32% in infants born at less than 32 weeks of gestation [74]
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