Smallness at Birth and Neonatal Death: Reexamining the Current Indicator Using Sibling Data.

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Summary of "Smallness at Birth and Neonatal Death: Reexamining the Current Indicator Using Sibling Data."

 The similarity in size among siblings has implications for neonatal death, but research in this area is lacking in the United States. We examined the association between small-for-gestational age (SGA), defined as a birthweight <10th percentile for gestational age, and neonatal death, defined as death within the first 28 days of life, among second births who had an elder sibling with SGA ("repeaters") versus those whose elder sibling did not have SGA ("nonrepeaters").


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Name: American journal of perinatology
ISSN: 1098-8785


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