Neonatal mortality risk associated with preterm birth in East Africa, adjusted by weight for gestational age: individual participant level meta-analysis

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Tanya Marchant, Barbara Willey, Joanne Katz, Siân Clarke, Simon Kariuki, Feiko Ter Kuile, John Lusingu, Richard Ndyomugyenyi, Christentze Schmiegelow, Deborah Watson-Jones, Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg

Low birth weight and prematurity are amongst the strongest predictors of neonatal death. However, the extent to which they act independently is poorly understood. Our objective was to estimate the neonatal mortality risk associated with preterm birth when stratified by weight for gestational age in the high mortality setting of East Africa.
Original languageEnglish
JournalP L o S Medicine
Volume9
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)e1001292
ISSN1549-1277
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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