Nevada premature birth rate among worst in country

One in eight babies is born prematurely nationwide, but the numbers are higher in the silver state. News 4's Ashley Cullins tells us why Nevada isn't making the grade.

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kdavis52 - 11/14/2012 12:21 PM
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Are some of these mothers on drugs that the doctors aren't looking into? There could be a variance of reasons. Are the women in a cluster area?

4xMeister - 11/14/2012 9:59 AM
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Has anybody ever looked into seeing that these numbers are so high because of all the C-Section Happy Doctors that want to schedule the birth and make money off the C-section instead of waiting for a natural delivery?

earth420 - 11/14/2012 8:23 AM
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What would be interesting would be make a comparison of how many of these premature births are happening to teenage mothers. I would be willing to bet there is a direct co-relation. We need to educate young girls better about pregnancy and birth control ... and also about child care. Rememeber 1 other fact in OUR state .... many young women are employed by casinos and the exposure to 2nd hand smoke may also be a factor ... just some observations from a "lay" person.

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