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  1. Fulltext. International infant mortality rates : bias from reporting differences.

    Article - En anglais


    International infant mortality statistics have caused concern in the United States, since the US ranking relative to other developed countries has declined since World War II.

    This paper suggests that ther may be international differences in reporting of very-low-birthweight infants and perinatal deaths and that such reporting differences bias comparisons of national perinatal and infant mortality rates.

    Efforts must be made to adopt standard conventions for the inclusion of small, early infants and fetal deaths in rate calculations.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Nourrisson, Etude comparative, International, Statistique sanitaire, Poids naissance très faible, Poids naissance faible, Prématuré, Biais, Homme, Gestation pathologie, Nouveau né pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Infant, Comparative study, International, Sanitary statistics, Very low birthweight, Low birth weight, Premature, Bias, Human, Pregnancy disorders, Newborn diseases

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

    Cote : 94-0447310

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.