JAMA Netw Open 2022 Jun 1;5(6):e2218534. Epub 2022 Jun 1.
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
Importance: Data on birth outcomes and early mortality are scarce, especially in settings with limited resources. Total births, both stillbirths and live births, are often not counted, yet such data are critical to allocate resources and target interventions to improve survival.
Objective: To estimate the prevalence of stillbirths, neonatal deaths, and medically vulnerable phenotypes, such as preterm births, small-for-gestational-age (SGA), large-for-gestational-age (LGA), and low-birth-weight (LBW) births, in a setting where these key indicators remain largely unknown. Read More