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Birth spacing and infant mortality in Brazil

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 July 2008

Slân L. Curtis
Affiliation:
Department of Social Statistics, University of Southampton
John W. McDonald
Affiliation:
Department of Social Statistics, University of Southampton

Summary

The effects of birth spacing on neonatal and post-neonatal mortality in Brazil were found to be very consistent with models based on data from other South American countries. The model for neonatal mortality simplified to three significant variables, whereas the model for post-neonatal mortality included four significant interactions.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1991

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