Study finds that preemies face risks as they grow up
The study showed that the risk of death for preemies is high during their first year and it persists as they get older. The risk is also higher in boys than in girls. Causes are being analysed but birth defects and cancers play a role.
In adulthood, childlessness and lower levels of education are linked to being premature. Women who were premature are more likely to have premature babies themselves, increasing the risk for future generations.