Influence of birth weight on mortality from infectious diseases: A case-control study

C. G. Victora, P. G. Smith, J. P. Vaughan, L. C. Nobre, C. Lombardi, A. M B Teixeira, S. M. Fuchs, L. B. Moreira, L. P. Gigante, F. C. Barros

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Abstract

The association between birth weight and infant mortality from infectious diseases was investigated in a population-based case-control study in two urban areas in southern Brazil. All deaths of children, seven to 364 days of age, occurring in a year were studied and the parents of the 357 infants dying of an infectious cause were interviewed, as were the parents of two neighborhood control infants for each case. Low birth weight infants (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-811
Number of pages5
JournalPediatrics
Volume81
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Victora, C. G., Smith, P. G., Vaughan, J. P., Nobre, L. C., Lombardi, C., Teixeira, A. M. B., ... Barros, F. C. (1988). Influence of birth weight on mortality from infectious diseases: A case-control study. Pediatrics, 81(6), 807-811.