Table 2

Prevalence of adverse newborn outcomes in each study, among newborns included in the analysis

Study

SGA <10%

Preterm

Term-SGA

Preterm-AGA

Preterm-SGA

Neonatal Mortality Rate*

Infant mortality Rate*


Brazil (1982) [11]

21.1

5.0

12.4

3.9

1.0

21

40

Brazil (1993) [12]

20.3

10.2

15.4

9.3

1.0

16

24

Brazil (2004) [13]

16.7

16.1

11.8

14.3

1.7

11

19

Philippines (1983) [15]

25.3

17.0

22.7

14.4

2.6

13

33

Zimbabwe (1997) [14]

32.8

7.6

29.9

4.7

2.9

9**

78


*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.

SGA = small-for-gestational-age, AGA = appropriate-for-gestational-age. Preterm = below 37 completed weeks of gestation.

Kozuki et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S3   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-S3-S3

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