A parsimonious explanation for intersecting perinatal mortality curves: understanding the effect of plurality and of parity

@article{Joseph2003APE,
  title={A parsimonious explanation for intersecting perinatal mortality curves: understanding the effect of plurality and of parity},
  author={K. Shinta Joseph and Shiliang Liu and Kitaw Demissie and Shi Wu Wen and Robert W. Platt and Cande V Ananth and Susie Dzakpasu and Reginald S. Sauve and Alexander C. Allen and Michael S Kramer},
  journal={BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth},
  year={2003},
  volume={3},
  pages={3 - 3}
}
BACKGROUND: Birth weight- and gestational age-specific perinatal mortality curves intersect when compared across categories of maternal smoking, plurality, race and other factors. No simple explanation exists for this paradoxical observation. METHODS: We used data on all live births, stillbirths and infant deaths in Canada (1991-1997) to compare perinatal mortality rates among singleton and twin births, and among singleton births to nulliparous and parous women. Birth weight- and gestational… CONTINUE READING