Infant and maternal risk factors for pertussis-related infant mortality in the United States, 1999 to 2004.

@article{Haberling2009InfantAM,
  title={Infant and maternal risk factors for pertussis-related infant mortality in the United States, 1999 to 2004.},
  author={Dana L. Haberling and Robert C. Holman and Christopher D Paddock and Trudy V. Murphy},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          194-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Infants aged <12 months have the highest rates of complications and death from pertussis of any age group. Factors that increase the risk of pertussis-related death in infants are not well defined. METHODS The US Multiple Cause-of-Death and Linked Birth/Infant Death databases were used for 1999 to 2004 to examine pertussis-related infant mortality rates and to obtain anonymous records of infants with pertussis listed as a cause of death and of surviving infants. Infant and maternal… CONTINUE READING
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