P1-451 Infant mortality in Switzerland

  title={P1-451 Infant mortality in Switzerland},
  author={Christoph Junker and Sylvie Berrut},
Infant mortality rates in Switzerland had been among the lowest in Europe. This is not longer the case. Swiss rates are now in the medium range. This paper examines reasons why. Data from 1900 to 2009 is based on the birth database hold at the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Variables on weight, length, number of siblings, ages of mother and father are taken into account, as well as causes of death. Gestational age was only recently introduced into the data registration. In 1900 the… CONTINUE READING