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Crowding--a risk factor for perinatal mortality?
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PMID:  8114259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Crowding is known to be associated with an increased risk of infant and child morbidity and mortality particularly due to infections. We examined the association of crowding with perinatal mortality. Our results indicated a paradoxical relationship with the least crowded households showing the highest perinatal mortality (7.7% as compared to 4.7%). However, further analysis indicated that the observed paradoxical relationship is a spurious one, largely explained by the confounding effect of gravidity.
F F Fikree
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1993 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-25     Completed Date:  1994-03-25     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  PAKISTAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Developing Countries*
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Pakistan / epidemiology
Poverty Areas*
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors

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