Antenatal and perinatal predictors of infant mortality in rural Malawi.

  title={Antenatal and perinatal predictors of infant mortality in rural Malawi.},
  author={M Vaahtera and Teija Kulmala and Macdonald J Ndekha and Anne Maria Koivisto and T Cullinan and Marvin L. Salin and Per Ashorn},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  volume={82 3},
BACKGROUND The slow pace in the reduction of infant mortality in sub-Saharan Africa has partially been attributed to the epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. To facilitate early interventions, antenatal and perinatal predictors of 1st year mortality were identified in a rural community in southern Malawi. METHODS A cohort of 733 live born infants was studied prospectively from approximately 24 gestation weeks onwards. Univariate analysis was used to determine relative… CONTINUE READING
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