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Trends of preterm birth and low birth weight in Japan: a one hospital-based study

  • Takashi Yorifuji1Email author,
  • Hiroo Naruse2,
  • Saori Kashima3,
  • Takeshi Murakoshi2,
  • Tsuguhiko Kato1,
  • Sachiko Inoue4, 5,
  • Hiroyuki Doi4 and
  • Ichiro Kawachi5
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth201212:162

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-12-162

Received: 4 July 2012

Accepted: 21 December 2012

Published: 26 December 2012

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Original Submission
4 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kazuo Itabashi
24 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nicholas Lack
26 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Maija Jakobsson
23 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Takashi Yorifuji
Resubmission - Version 3
23 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
5 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nicholas Lack
21 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Kazuo Itabashi
9 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Takashi Yorifuji
Resubmission - Version 4
9 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
21 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
26 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2393-12-162

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Human Ecology, Okayama University Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science
(2)
Department of Obstetrics, Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital
(3)
Department of Public Health and Health Policy, Hiroshima University Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences
(4)
Department of Epidemiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
(5)
Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health

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