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Infant mortality and birth rates
It has been suggested that decreasing infant mortality is a prerequisite for decreasing birth rates and the experience in several countries shows that decreasing infant mortality rates are indeed followed by declining ...
Child health and nutrition in Peru within an antipoverty political agenda: a Countdown to 2015 country case study
BACKGROUND: Peru is an upper-middle-income country with wide social and regional disparities. In recent years, sustained multisectoral antipoverty programmes involving governments, political parties, and civil society ...
Examining national and district-level trends in neonatal health in Peru through an equity lens: a success story driven by political will and societal advocacy
BACKGROUND: Peru has impressively reduced its neonatal mortality rate (NMR). We aimed, for the period 2000-2013, to: (a) describe national and district NMR variations over time; (b) assess NMR trends by wealth quintile and ...
Diferenciales de mortalidad infantil por malformaciones congénitas con datos pareados. Chile (1993-1995)Infant mortality differentials from congenital malformations with linked records. Chile (1993-1995)
(Publicacion del Sociedad Medica de Santiago, 2008)
Infant Mortality in Costa Rica: Explaining the Recent Decline
Costa Rica has undergone a dramatic reduction in its infant mortality rate from 68 per 1,000 live births in 1970 to 20 per 1,000 in 1980. In the present study, changes during this century, mortality differentials, and ...
Selenium and vitamin A and E in the nutrition of very low-birth weight preterm infants
Deficient antioxidant defenses in preterm infants have been implicated in diseases such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, necrotizing enterocolitis, periventricular leukomalacia, and intraventricular ...
The control and prevention of diarrheal diseases at the national level
Dr. Rohde told us this morning that diarrhea and poor diet interact in a vicious circle leading to malnutrition and frequently maiming and killing infants and young children. It appears certain that diarrhea has deleterious ...