Mortality associated with multiple gestation in Malawi.

  title={Mortality associated with multiple gestation in Malawi.},
  author={Jeanne M. McDermott and Richard S Steketee and Jack J Wirima},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={24 2},
BACKGROUND Multiple gestation is associated with increased maternal, perinatal, and infant mortality. The prevalence of multiple gestation varies widely with the highest rates reported among populations in Africa. There have been few population-based studies of the impact of multiple gestation on pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS Data from a 1987-1990 prospective study of the effect of malaria chemoprophylaxis among pregnant women on birthweight and mortality of their infants… CONTINUE READING