Late Preterm Birth and Neonatal Outcome: Is 37 Weeks’ Gestation a Threshold Level or a Road Marker on the Highway of Perinatal Risk?

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  • Russell S. Kirby PhD, MS, FACE,

    1. Russell Kirby is a Professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in the Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, and Martha Wingate is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
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  • Martha S. Wingate DrPH

    1. Russell Kirby is a Professor and Marrell Endowed Chair in the Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, and Martha Wingate is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
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  • COMMENTARY ON:
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Address correspondence to Russell S. Kirby, PhD, MS, FACE, Department of Community and Family Health, University of South Florida College of Public Health, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC56, Tampa, FL 33612, USA. e-mail:rkirby@health.usf.edu

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