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  1. Fulltext. Perinatal mortality and its relationship to the reporting of low-birthweight infants.

    Article - En anglais


    Objectives This study examined changes in the reporting of very low-birthweight infants in Alabama from 1974 to 1994 and the impact on perinatal mortality rates.


    Linked live bith, neonatal death, and stillbirth records of infants born weighing less than 1500 g were compared.


    The changes in mortality over time ranged from a drop from 100% to 92% in the under-500-g group to a drop from 39% to 4% in the 1000-to 1499-g group.

    The percentage of total births weighing less than 500g increased by 155%, the percentage of 1000-to 1499-g births increased by only 7. As a result, the percentage of neonatal mortality attributable to live births below 500 g increased from 3% to 32%. Conclusions.

    Increased reporting of births below 500 h has masked improvements in neonatal mortality.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Périnatal, Poids naissance très faible, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Evolution, Taux, Nouveau né, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Perinatal, Very low birthweight, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Evolution, Rate, Newborn, Human, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0413858

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 25/01/1999.