Risk factors for death in infancy persist into older age groups in England and WalesBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7476.1204-b (Published 18 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1204
- Raghav Chawla
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 …