A Voice of America Report on North Korea, reports that the World Health Organization has stated that 1 baby born out of 10 are premature. More accurately, the rate is 10.7% of newborns are premature. This is interesting, as I tried to search for something on their website for that, and couldn’t find it. Definitely not saying DailyNK is reporting something false. I’m just too lazy at the moment to actually do the legwork of searching for the original statement.
On the other hand, I did stumble upon these articles:
12% of newborns in the US are born premature, which is about the same rate as Africa.