Causes of mortality in twins in a rural region of The Gambia, West Africa.

@article{Jaffar1998CausesOM,
  title={Causes of mortality in twins in a rural region of The Gambia, West Africa.},
  author={Shabbar S. Jaffar and Annette Jepson and Amanda Leach and Adam M. Greenwood and Hilton Whittle and Brian Greenwood},
  journal={Annals of tropical paediatrics},
  year={1998},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={231-8}
}
Little is known about birth or mortality rates of twins in The Gambia. There are no reports of the causes of death among twins in sub-Saharan Africa. We identified twin births and deaths from a community-based study which had been carried out in a large rural region of The Gambia over a 5-year period from 1989 to 1993. The overall twinning rate excluding stillbirths was 14.3 (95% CI 12.9, 15.8) per 1000 live deliveries. This was significantly lower among the Mandinka ethnic group (8.8 per 1000… CONTINUE READING

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