Both twin and singleton infant mortality rates showed impressive declines since 1960 but almost all of the improvement in survival for both twins and singletons was related to increased birth weight-specific survival rather than improved birth weight distribution.
Cause-specific mortality among twins was considerably higher for every major cause of death: twin mortality risks due to newborn respiratory disease, maternal causes, neonatal hemorrhage, and short gestation/low birth weight were six to 15 times that of singletons.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Nourrisson, Jumeau, Etude comparative, Poids naissance, Race, Facteur risque, Homme, Etats Unis, Enfant unique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, Mortality, Epidemiology, Infant, Twin, Comparative study, Birth weight, Race, Risk factor, Human, United States
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Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.