A Comparison of the United States and Norway

  title={A Comparison of the United States and Norway},
  author={Allen J Wilcox and Rolv Skjaerven and Pierre Buekens and John Kiely},
  volume={273 9},
OBJECTIVE To compare perinatal mortality in the United States and Norway, using a new analytic approach based on relative birth weight. DESIGN Comparison of linked birth and perinatal death records for US and Norwegian births from 1986 through 1987, the most recently available 2-year period. SETTING Norway and the United States. PARTICIPANTS A total of 7,445,914 US births and 105,084 Norwegian births. INTERVENTIONS None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Perinatal weight-specific mortality after… CONTINUE READING


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