Early childhood mortality in a brazilian cohort: The roles of birthweight and socioeconomic status

Cesar G. Victora, Fernando Barros, Sharon R. Huttly, Ana Maria B Teixeira, Patrick Vaughan

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Abstract

Victora C G (Departamento de Medicine Social, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, CP 464, 96001 Pelotas, RS, Brazil), Barros F C, Huttly S R A, Teixeira A M B and Vaughan J P. Early childhood mortality in a Brazilian cohort: The roles of birthweight and socioeconomic status. International Journal of Epidemiology 1992; 21: 911-915. The deaths of children aged 1-4 years were studied in a cohort of 5914 Brazilian liveboms. A total of 29 earty childhood deaths were recorded (cumulative mortality risk of approximately 6 per 1000), 17 of which (59%) were due to infectious diseases. The death rate was highest in the second year. Deaths were highly concentrated in children from low income (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)911-915
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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