Perinatal risk in Third World cities

F. C. Barros, C. G. Victora, J. P. Vaughan

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A survey in the city of Pelotas in southern Brazil showed that the perinatal mortality rate was three times higher in the poorest families than in the wealthiest ones. It is also suggested that the identification of important risk factors could help to reduce perinatal mortality by indicating which mothers needed special care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-324
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Health Forum
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Geography, Planning and Development


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