Low birth weight as a risk factor for infant mortality in Egypt
AbstractWe 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
Hong, R. & Ruiz Beltran, M. (2008). Low birth weight as a risk factor for infant mortality in Egypt. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117520
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (5), 992-1002, 2008
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