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Risk factors for death in infancy persist into older age groups in England and Wales

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 18 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1204
  1. Raghav Chawla
  1. BMJ

    Deaths of children aged between 3 and 8 years have been compared on a large scale for the first time in England and Wales with risk factors present at birth.

    Statisticians at the Office for National Statistics did a linked analysis of birth and death records for children who were born between 1993 and 2001 and died before 2004 under the age of 8 (Health Statistics Quarterly 2004;(24):30).

    A strong association between low birth weight and high mortality was found not only to exist during infancy but …

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