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Title: Low birth weight as a risk factor for infant mortality in Egypt
Authors: Hong, R.
Ruiz Beltran, M.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: We examined the risk of infant mortality among low-birth-weight children [< 2500 g] controlling for other risk factors of infant mortality. We used survival regression analysis on 11 361 childbirths in the 5 years preceding the 2000 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey. Higher birth order; shorter birth interval; lack of prenatal care, safe sources of drinking-water and hygienic toilet facilities; living in urban residence and Upper Egypt rural region were associated with a higher risk of infant mortality. The multivariate model indicated that low-birth-weight children were about 3 times more likely to die in infancy than other children [hazard ratio = 2.89, 95% CI: 2.33-3.58] independent of other risk factors
Description: 992-1002
Keywords: Infant Mortality
Risk Factors
Health Surveys
Premature Birth
Rural Population
Pregnancy, High-Risk
Cross-Sectional Studies
Educational Status
Subject: Infant, Low Birth Weight
ISSN: 1020-3397
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