U.S. preterm births fall to 15-year l...

U.S. preterm births fall to 15-year low, still worst in developed world

There are 13 comments on the Reuters story from Nov 1, 2013, titled U.S. preterm births fall to 15-year low, still worst in developed world. In it, Reuters reports that:

The rate of preterm births in the United States dropped to a 15-year low of 11.5 percent in 2012, according to a report released on Friday, but the country still came in dead last among industrialized nations on this measure of infant health.

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The Enemies of America

Medford, NY

#1 Nov 1, 2013
Meanwhile globally the Muslims(which is a not a religion, but a political movement designed for complete world domination)are growing exponentially.
Get ready for a demographic conquest in the not too distant future.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#3 Nov 1, 2013
we're going to be coming in dead last in EVERY category after 3 more years of "hope and change".
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#4 Nov 1, 2013
The Enemies of America wrote:
Meanwhile globally the Muslims(which is a not a religion, but a political movement designed for complete world domination)are growing exponentially.
Get ready for a demographic conquest in the not too distant future.


Wasn't too long ago that the fear mongers were saying the
same things about world-wide soviet expansion. What happened?
The soviet system collapsed.

Readjust your tinfoil hat.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Nov 1, 2013
then why do the illegals and welfare mommas all claim 5-9 children for their EITC tax credit at tax time if birth rates are falling ? ya gotta admit their is a certain breeder element out there that spit out babies like sunflower seed shells.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#6 Nov 1, 2013
lolol wrote:
then why do the illegals and welfare mommas all claim 5-9 children for their EITC tax credit at tax time if birth rates are falling ? ya gotta admit their is a certain breeder element out there that spit out babies like sunflower seed shells.
Can you provide the statistics to back that up?

You know, some real numbers.

Or do we just take your word for it?
The Enemies of America

Medford, NY

#7 Nov 1, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Wasn't too long ago that the fear mongers were saying the
same things about world-wide soviet expansion. What happened?
The soviet system collapsed.
Readjust your tinfoil hat.
The Soviets were contracting at the time of their colapse. Muslim expansion is unquestionable. Get your head out of the sand, or better yet outurass.
Justin

United States

#8 Nov 1, 2013
The Enemies of America wrote:
Meanwhile globally the Muslims(which is a not a religion, but a political movement designed for complete world domination)are growing exponentially.
Get ready for a demographic conquest in the not too distant future.
The world is still waiting to see [which] Muslim political group will dominate the Middle East after the fighting is over.
Justin

United States

#9 Nov 1, 2013
Births to mothers < 18 (assisted by wellfare) or > 35 (assisted by fertility treatments) both tend to result in low birth weight infants. As usual, the United States has it's feet in the freezer and it's head in the oven.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#10 Nov 1, 2013
The Enemies of America wrote:
<quoted text>The Soviets were contracting at the time of their colapse. Muslim expansion is unquestionable. Get your head out of the sand, or better yet outurass.
What a dumb reply. Of course they were contracting
at the time of their collapse. It's not likely that they
would collapse when they were at their strongest.
The "democratic" West waited them out.

You think that Islam can't contract? They can't be
waited out? Why are you so sure?

Take off the tinfoil hat
and stop the fear mongering.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#11 Nov 1, 2013
carey529 wrote:
we're going to be coming in dead last in EVERY category after 3 more years of "hope and change".
Didn't you know? Obama has created a clandestine program for infusing pregnant women with human growth hormone, so the fetuses achieve full growth in about six months, and have to pop out early.
This of course leads to more brain addled kids growing up to be teabaggers. And don't tell me you didn't realize that Obama is secretly the kettle bearer-in-chief, the true power behind the drones.

It's alarming that you, whose conspiracy theories the world relies on, cannot recognize one that's right under your snout.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#12 Nov 1, 2013
lolol wrote:
then why do the illegals and welfare mommas all claim 5-9 children for their EITC tax credit at tax time if birth rates are falling ? ya gotta admit their is a certain breeder element out there that spit out babies like sunflower seed shells.
Interesting to note that your hatred extends to our infants. Did the stork accidentally drop you?
Chicopee

New Fairfield, CT

#13 Nov 1, 2013
Justin wrote:
Births to mothers < 18 (assisted by wellfare) or > 35 (assisted by fertility treatments) both tend to result in low birth weight infants. As usual, the United States has it's feet in the freezer and it's head in the oven.
Younger teens and older women are among those at risk for preterm births (premature), and our higher rate of both here in the U.S. is one of the reasons we've had higher rates of preterm births and infant mortality compared to other industrialized nations.

The other is that the U.S. has a higher per capita population of people of African decent than any other industrialized nation. African Americans have significantly higher rates of diabetes and hypertension, two conditions which cause gestational complications, premature delivery and increased mortality rates of both infants and mothers.

Welfare doesn't cause early (teen) pregnancies. Teen pregnancies do cause welfare recipients. Pregnant teens are availed of pre-natal care due to welfare and Medicaid.

Can you cite a study that indicates fertility drugs cause preterm births or low birth weights? I know there is a link between infertility and age, but I haven't seen any studies about fertility drugs, except for some recent discussions linking fertility drugs to autism.
Justin

United States

#14 Nov 4, 2013
Chicopee wrote:
<quoted text>
Younger teens and older women are among those at risk for preterm births (premature), and our higher rate of both here in the U.S. is one of the reasons we've had higher rates of preterm births and infant mortality compared to other industrialized nations.
The other is that the U.S. has a higher per capita population of people of African decent than any other industrialized nation. African Americans have significantly higher rates of diabetes and hypertension, two conditions which cause gestational complications, premature delivery and increased mortality rates of both infants and mothers.
Welfare doesn't cause early (teen) pregnancies. Teen pregnancies do cause welfare recipients. Pregnant teens are availed of pre-natal care due to welfare and Medicaid.
Can you cite a study that indicates fertility drugs cause preterm births or low birth weights? I know there is a link between infertility and age, but I haven't seen any studies about fertility drugs, except for some recent discussions linking fertility drugs to autism.
Use of fertility drugs leads to multiple gestations (twins), which tend to have lower birth weight.

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