Table 1

Description of studies included in the analysis

Data from full original cohort, including those not retained in the birth interval analysis*


Study Name

Setting

Primary Study design

Population represented

N

Neonatal mortality rate**

Infant mortality rate**

% LBW

% preterm

% SGA

% facility delivery

N* (analyzed cohort for this study)

Brazil (1982) [11]

Urban Pelotas city, Rio Grande do Sul, Southern BRAZIL

Longitudinal Birth Cohort Survey

Population based, all births in Pelotas hospitals

5,914

11

28

7

5

17

100

3,526

Brazil (1993) [12]

Urban Pelotas city, Rio Grande do Sul, Southern BRAZIL

Longitudinal Birth Cohort Survey

Population based, all births in Pelotas hospitals

5,279

7

14

9

10

19

100

3,057

Brazil (2004) [13]

Urban Pelotas city, Rio Grande do Sul, Southern BRAZIL

Longitudinal Birth Cohort Survey

Population based, all births in Pelotas hospitals

4,287

10

17

11

16

15

100

2,326

Philippines (1983) [15]

Urban Cebu, PHILLIPINES

Longitudinal Health-nutritional survey of infant feeding patterns

Population based, random cluster sample of census

3,080

14

36

11

18

25

34

2,423

Zimbabwe (1997) [14]

Urban Harare, ZIMBABWE

RCT of maternal-neonatal Vitamin A supplementation

Facility based recruitment, 14 maternity clinics and hospitals

14,110

12***

93

14

8

33

100

7,908


*Primparous babies were excluded from the analysis.

**Per 1000 live births

***Enrollment of newborns occurred up to 96 hours after birth, and the study may have missed neonatal deaths prior to enrollment.

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