Preterm Labor Stats Question

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Oct 3, 2013
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Hi everyone,

New to the forums. I'm working on a research product and can't find any citable data whatsoever on preterm/false contractions hospital visits.

I'm trying to find out how many women visit the ED for false contractions/false labor pains (braxton hicks)?

I've been able to find stats such as 500,000 babies are born preterm in the US annually (or 1 out of every 9) via the CDC but nothing on hospital visits per annum for false labor/braxton hicks...

Anyone have any info or leads?

Thanks a bunch

Edit: Also, would be great to find out the average number of times / per patient for false-contraction hospital visits...
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