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Infant mortality in developing countries
  1. A Ashworth,
  2. J C Waterlow


    In developing countries, mortality among the under-fives is greatest during infancy. Limited data indicate that about 80% of these infant deaths occur in the first 6 months of life and two-thirds of the postneonatal deaths occur before 6 months. These findings strongly suggest that more attention should be focused on the causes of death in the very young infant.

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