OBJECTIVE:To assess risk factors for early neonatal mortality.
METHODS:A population-based case-control study was carried out with 146 early neonatal deaths and a sample of 313 controls obtained among survivals of the neonate period in the south region of the city of São Paulo, in the period of 8/1/2000 to 1/31/2001. Information was obtained through home interviews and hospital charts. Hierarchical assessment was performed in fi ve groups with the following characteristics 1) socioeconomic conditions …
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