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Survival in the perinatal period: a prospective analysis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 July 2008

Barry M. Popkin
Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
David K. Guilkey
Center for International Development, Research Triangle Institute, NC, USA
J. Brad Schwartz
Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Wilhelm Flieger
Office of Population Studies, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines


A prospective study of 3080 Filipino mothers and non-twin births in 33 communities is used to study the determinants of mortality in week 1 postpartum. The results show significant nonlinear birth weight effects and the importance of environmental contamination, particularly for infants born by traditional methods at home, and several other intermediate and underlying determinants of perinatal mortality. The pathways through which important sociodemographic factors affect perinatal mortality are also presented.

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