The purpose of this study was to determine whether moderately low birth weight, singleton babies without congenital anomalies are at increased risk for postperinatal infectious disease mortality.
The study cohort consisted of 54,795 live births assembled at 12 medical school-affiliated hospitals in different regions of the United States between 1959 and 1966 and followed prospectively.
After exclusions of multiple gestation births, very low birth weight (less than 1,500 g) births, births with major congenital anomalies, and first-week deaths, 51,931 children remained for analysis.
Postperinatal infectious disease mortality was assessed through age 7 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Infection, Nourrisson, Homme, Enfant, Epidémiologie, Poids naissance faible, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Gestation pathologie, Prématurité, Nouveau né pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Infection, Infant, Human, Child, Epidemiology, Low birth weight, United States, North America, America, Pregnancy disorders, Prematurity, Newborn diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0016891
Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 09/06/1995.