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Neonatal Deaths

  • By: Dudley L. Poston Jr., Bethany S. DeSalvo & Rachel Traut Cortes
  • In: Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience
  • Edited by: Clifton D. Bryant & Dennis L. Peck
  • Subject:Gerontology, Sociology of Dying & Death Studies, Lifespan & Developmental Psychology (general)

A neonatal death is death of an infant prior to the 28th day of life. Demographers and epidemiologists define the neonatal mortality rate (NMR) as:


Deathsz<28days refers to deaths to infants younger than 28 ...

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