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Tetanus vaccination during pregnancy reduces risk of neonatal mortality in India, study finds

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 25 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5808
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkota

British and Indian researchers have called for mandatory immunisation against tetanus for pregnant women in India, after finding that vaccination reduces neonatal mortality.

Tetanus vaccination, folic acid tablets, and antenatal visits are the major components of antenatal care in India. However, there is very little evidence that these interventions help reduce neonatal mortality.

For the study the researchers used discrete time logistic regression models to investigate the association between …

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