A retrospective follow up study on maternal age and infant mortality in two Sicilian districts

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p817
Academic Journal
The article presents a retrospective follow up study conducted on maternal age and infant mortality rate (IMR) in two districts in Italy. It mentions that IMR is a key public health indicator and maternal age is a determinant of pregnancy, delivery complications, and of infant morbidity and mortality. It compares a high IMR/neonatal mortality rate (NMR) district (Messina) with a low IMR/NMR district (Palermo) to evaluate potential determinants of the IMRs' differences between the two districts.


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