Abstract:Analysis of 116,699 deliveries (1062 twin pairs and 115,637 singletons) which occurred from 1984 to 1996 at the largest obstetric center in Campinas, SP, Brazil, provided the following conclusions: 1) despite the low percentage of twin births (0.9%), 10.7% of all early neonatal deaths and 3.5% of all stillbirths were twins. Compared to singletons, the likelihood of stillbirths and early neonatal deaths among twins was 1.9 and 6.5 times greater, respectively. 2) The proportion of twins among early neonatal deat… Show more
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