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Demography (1999) 36 (3): 339–353.
Published: 01 August 1999
...Shawn Malia Kanaiaupuni; Katharine M. Donato Abstract We apply multilevel methods to data from Mexico to examine how village migration patterns affect infant survival outcomes in origins. We argue that migration is a cumulative process with varying health effects at different stages of its...
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Demography (2021) 58 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Toshiaki Aizawa Abstract Low- and middle-income countries in Asia have seen substantial improvements in infant mortality over the last three decades. This study examines the factors contributing to the improvement in infant survival in their first year in six Asian countries: Bangladesh, India...
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Demography (2013) 50 (2): 495–520.
Published: 10 October 2012
....-born non-Hispanic white and Mexican-origin mothers by maternal age reveals an infant survival advantage at younger maternal ages when compared with non-Hispanic whites, which is consistent with the Hispanic infant mortality paradox. However, this is accompanied by higher infant mortality at older ages...
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Demography (1982) 19 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 August 1982
... community development levels, continued to have significant independent effects upon infant survival. Parental willingness, measured by parent’s beliefs about intergenerational wealth transfers, no longer had a significant effect net of other social variables, but infant survival was still affected...
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Demography (1989) 26 (2): 335–343.
Published: 01 May 1989
... of ethnicity, birth weight, maternal age, and plurality on birth outcomes—that is, on infant survival and deaths due to perinatal, congenital, and respiratory diseases and to sudden infant death syndrome. The results confirm the pronounced impact of birth weight on infant mortality and identify similarities...
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Demography (2000) 37 (4): 489–498.
Published: 01 November 2000
... measures of birth outcomes, identifies an optimal combination of birth weight and gestational age for infant survival, and estimates the effects of adverse birth outcomes in terms of their departure from this “optimal point.” We illustrate the advantages of this approach by estimating a logistic model...
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Demography (2020) 57 (5): 1647–1680.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and to family planning services within high-risk, mosquito-infested urban locations as well as perceptions about the opportunity costs of risks to pregnancy and infant survival. We draw on multiple data sources, including complete natality files from the Brazilian Birth Registry, data on the geospatial...
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Demography (2014) 51 (2): 341–366.
Published: 09 January 2014
...) conditions the survival disadvantage for children living in polygynous families (i.e., compared with monogamous families). We use data from Demographic and Health Surveys to estimate multilevel hazard models that identify associations between infant mortality and region-level prevalence of polygyny...
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Demography (1989) 26 (1): 15–35.
Published: 01 February 1989
...John B. Casterline; Elizabeth C. Cooksey; Abdel Fattah E. Ismail Abstract This article uses household-level economic and fertility survey data to examine the relationship between household income and child survival in Egypt. Income has little effect on infant mortality but is inversely related...
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Demography (2004) 41 (4): 773–800.
Published: 01 November 2004
... is that the well-documented survival advantage of preterm and LBW black infants, compared with their white counterparts (Kline, Stein, and Susser 1989; Wilcox and Russell 1986, 1990), appears to have eroded in recent years (Hamvas et al. 1996; Malloy and Freeman 2000; Ranganathan et al. 2000). The latter trend...
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Demography (1987) 24 (2): 229–244.
Published: 01 May 1987
... model of infant survival is eomplieated by the existence of interme- diate birth outcomes. Speeifically, there is overwhelming evidenee that birth weight is the most important predictor of neonatal mortality (Institute of Medicine, 1985). Furthermore, a newborn's weight is closely related to gestational...
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Demography (2013) 50 (2): 421–444.
Published: 14 November 2012
... of biology by 40 %–52 %. I also found that twin firstborns have a higher survival probability than twin second-borns, but the interaction between birth order and child sex has no significant effect on infant mortality in most months of the first year after birth. Furthermore, boys are more likely than girls...
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Demography (1969) 6 (4): 425–433.
Published: 01 November 1969
...Helen C. Chase Abstract The physical development of the live born infant is the single most important variable governing its survival: infant mortality among those weighing 2,500 grams (5 1/2 pounds) or less at birth is 17 times the mortality among those weighing more than 2,500 grams at birth...
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Demography (2005) 42 (4): 737–756.
Published: 01 November 2005
... child survival, measured as average infant mortality across social networks, increases the likelihood of a non numeric response and (2) that this effect will be stronger when there is less variance in infant mortality experience within women’s networks. The results suggest that nonnumeric response may...
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Demography (2022) 59 (3): 1117–1142.
Published: 01 June 2022
... to examine the relationship between birth intervals and short- and long-term outcomes: preterm birth, low birth weight (LBW), infant mortality, college degree attainment, occupational status, and adult mortality. Using linear regression, linear probability models, and survival analysis, we compare results...
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Demography (2016) 53 (2): 541–566.
Published: 01 March 2016
... is associated with gender disparities in health. Among third- or later-born children, female infant mortality is 1.5 percentage points lower if the previous sibling is male. The female survival advantage, however, disappears if the previous sibling is female. Having an older female sibling shifts the gender gap...
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Demography (1986) 23 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 1986
.... To avoid the need for more complex Infant MortalityDecline in Malaysia, 1946-1975 145 survival analysis techniques, births that occurred less than a year before the date of interview (less than 4 percent of all reported births) are excluded. For each live birth, we have information on the lengths...
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Demography (1977) 14 (4): 391–409.
Published: 01 November 1977
.... Government Printing Office . Wray, Joe D. 1977. Maternal Nutrition, Breast-Feeding and Infant Survival. A paper presented at the Conference on Nutrition and Reproduction, February 1977, Bethesda, Maryland. Wrigley, E. A. 1977. Births and Baptisms: The Use of Anglican Baptism Registers as a Source...
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Demography (1972) 9 (3): 485–498.
Published: 01 August 1972
... to have another child until they see if their infant son will survive the earliest years of childhood. These results suggest that many less developed countries might achieve a substantial reduction in birth rates, provided that family-planning programs emphasized contraception as well as sterilization...
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Demography (1988) 25 (4): 581–595.
Published: 01 November 1988
... periods, the duration of supplemented breastfeeding was much greater in the poorer states. The average duration of unsupplemented breastfeeding [more important than supplemented in promoting infant survival (Habieht, DaVanzo, and Butz, 1986)] Infant Mortality and Development 585 Table 1. Means...