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Infant morbidity and mortality in a region of ecological disaster.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8175066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infant morbidity and mortality in the Upper Silesian Industrial Region (USIR) are indices of ecological disaster. In the most polluted region of such towns as Bytom, Chorzów and Zabrze, the infant mortality rate is very high and increasing. Indices of infant morbidity were higher in Katowice district than in the rest of Poland. Low birth weight (below 2,500 g) depends on the degree of pollution and influences the infant mortality rate. Most parents of children who died in the first year of life have been resident for at least 15 years. In Zabrze in recent years the percentage of congenital defects as the main cause of infant mortality is increasing.
I Norska-Borówka; J Bursa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia medica Cracoviensia     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0015-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Med Cracov     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-06     Completed Date:  1994-06-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374617     Medline TA:  Folia Med Cracov     Country:  POLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neonatal Pathology Clinic, Silesian Medical Academy, Zabrze, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollution / adverse effects*
Child, Preschool
Congenital Abnormalities / epidemiology*
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Poland / epidemiology

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