Determinants of prematurity in urban Indonesia: A meta-analysis

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Indonesia is the fifth country with the highest number of preterm births worldwide. More than a third of neonatal deaths in Indonesia were attributed to preterm birth. Residential areas affected the occurrence of preterm birth due to differing socioeconomic and environmental conditions. Many studies have investigated the determinants of prematurity in Indonesia, however, most of them were performed in rural areas. This study is the first meta-analysis describing the determinants of preterm birth in urban Indonesia, which aimed to become the foundation upon implementing the most suitable preventative measure and policy to reduce the rate of preterm birth. We collected all published papers investigating the determinants of preterm birth in urban Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-282
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Perinatal Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023


  • high-risk pregnancy
  • Indonesia
  • meta-analysis
  • premature birth
  • risk factors
  • urban population


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