Neonatal infection-associated mortality in China, a population-based study, 2003-2008.

  title={Neonatal infection-associated mortality in China, a population-based study, 2003-2008.},
  author={Juan Liang and Xueyan Zhen and Jun Zhu and Dezhi Mu and Xiaohong Li and Yue-Hua Li and Chunhua He and Lei Miao and Zuxun Lu and Yan-Ping Wang},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  volume={25 12},
OBJECTIVE To examine trends in the major causes and rates of neonatal infection-associated mortality (NIMRs) in different geographical regions in China from 2003 to 2008. METHODS Neonatal mortality data collected from the Chinese National Women and Children's Health Surveillance Network were analyzed. RESULTS The NIMRs declined. Pneumonia, sepsis and diarrhea were the top three infections that caused neonatal deaths. Compared to the coastal region, the relative risk (RR) of NIMRs in the… CONTINUE READING

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