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A population-based registry study of infant mortality in the Arctic: Greenland and Denmark, 1973-1997

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Source
American Journal of Public Health. 2004 Mar;94(3):452-457
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-2004
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Author
Friborg, J
Koch, A
Stenz, F
Wohlfahrt, J
Melbye, M
Author Affiliation
Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark. jfr@ssi.dk
Source
American Journal of Public Health. 2004 Mar;94(3):452-457
Date
Mar-2004
Language
English
Geographic Location
Denmark
Greenland
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Arctic Regions - epidemiology
Birth Order
Birth weight
Comparative Study
Denmark - epidemiology
Emigration and Immigration
Female
Greenland - epidemiology
Humans
Infant
Infant Mortality - trends
Infant, Newborn
Inuits - statistics & numerical data
Male
Registries
Regression Analysis
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Urban Population - statistics & numerical data
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine precise estimates of infant mortality rates and to describe overall trends in infant mortality in Greenland and Denmark from 1973 to 1997. METHODS: We analyzed data from population-based registries of all live-born infants in Greenland and Denmark to calculate infant mortality rates from 1973 to 1997. RESULTS: Between the periods of 1973-1977 and 1993-1997, neonatal mortality rates in Greenland declined from 20.9 per 1000 live-born infants to 15.7, and postneonatal mortality rates declined from 20.9 per 1000 to 5.9. Infant mortality rates were significantly higher in Greenland than in Denmark, and the excess mortality was uniformly distributed over all birthweight percentiles. In Greenland, the risk of infant death was significantly lower if the mother was born outside Greenland. CONCLUSIONS: Postneonatal mortality rates in Greenland have decreased significantly during the past 25 years, but little progress has been made in decreasing neonatal mortality rates. Disparities exist among children with different maternal origins.
PubMed ID
14998813 View in PubMed
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