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Effect of nonviable infants on the infant mortality rate in Philadelphia, 1992.
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PMID:  10937015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This report measured the effect of births at 22 weeks' gestation or earlier on infant mortality in Philadelphia, Pa. METHODS: The proportion of live-born deliveries at 22 weeks or earlier was calculated. Overall and race-specific infant mortality was calculated after excluding live-born deliveries at 22 weeks' gestation or earlier. RESULTS: Of all deliveries, 1.5% were at 22 weeks or earlier. Of these, 68% were stillborn and 32% were live-born. Large hospital-to-hospital variation in the proportion of live-born deliveries at 22 weeks' gestation or earlier was noted. When nonviable births were excluded, overall infant mortality decreased 40%. CONCLUSIONS: The development of a standardized birth certificate policy is needed and will facilitate comparisons of infant mortality across spatial boundaries and racial/ethnic groups.
E Gibson; J Culhane; T Saunders; D Webb; J Greenspan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-30     Completed Date:  2000-08-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1303-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Neonatology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Certificates
Birth Weight
Continental Population Groups
Fetal Death*
Gestational Age
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Logistic Models
Maternal Age
Philadelphia / epidemiology

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