A Large Cross-Sectional Community-Based Study of Newborn Care Practices in Southern Tanzania

@inproceedings{Penfold2010ALC,
  title={A Large Cross-Sectional Community-Based Study of Newborn Care Practices in Southern Tanzania},
  author={Suzanne Penfold and Zelee Hill and Mwifadhi Mrisho and Fatuma Manzi and Marcel Tanner and Hassan M Mshinda and David Schellenberg and Joanna R. M. Armstrong Schellenberg},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
Despite recent improvements in child survival in sub-Saharan Africa, neonatal mortality rates remain largely unchanged. This study aimed to determine the frequency of delivery and newborn-care practices in southern Tanzania, where neonatal mortality is higher than the national average. All households in five districts of Southern Tanzania were approached to participate. Of 213,220 female residents aged 13-49 years, 92% participated. Cross-sectional, retrospective data on childbirth and newborn… CONTINUE READING

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