The seasonal variation of neonatal and infant deaths in Greece was analyzed for nine consecutive years (1979-1987) by cause of death, age of death and urbanization of permanent residence.
Data were supplied by the National Statistical Service of Greece.
Statistical analysis was done using the Edward's method.
The seasonal patterns of the number of deaths and death rates were similar.
Neonatal deaths in total did not show significant seasonality but post-neonatal deaths showed seasonal variation with a peak in the winter, more evident in rural areas.
Neonatal deaths from prematurity showed statistically significant seasonal variation with a peak in May.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Nourrisson, Nouveau né, Variation saisonnière, Grèce, Epidémiologie, Causalité, Milieu urbain, Milieu rural, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Infant, Newborn, Seasonal variation, Greece, Epidemiology, Causality, Urban environment, Rural environment, Human, Europe
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.