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Survival in the Perinatal Period: A Prospective Analysis


Popkin, Barry M.; Guilkey, David K.; Schwartz, J. Brad; & Flieger, Wilhelm (1993). Survival in the Perinatal Period: A Prospective Analysis. Journal of Biosocial Science, 25(3), 359-370.


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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Journal of Biosocial Science


Popkin, Barry M.
Guilkey, David K.
Schwartz, J. Brad
Flieger, Wilhelm