Risk factors for infant mortality in a rural community in Nigeria.

  title={Risk factors for infant mortality in a rural community in Nigeria.},
  author={Taiwo Olubanke Lawoyin},
  journal={The journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health},
  volume={121 2},
In this prospective community based study, information on births and deaths was collected for five consecutive years (1993-1997) by trained village health workers (VHW) and traditional birth attendants (TBA). The main objective was to identify factors which are associated with infant deaths in a typical rural community in southwestern Nigeria with a current mid-year population of 3,308. Infant mortality rate was found to be 68.2 per 1,000 live births and is lower than the national rate but… CONTINUE READING

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