Infant mortality refers to the number of deaths within the first year of life; it is considered to be an indicator of the general health of the entire population, reflecting the relationship between causes of infant mortality and upstream determinants of population health such as economic, social and environmental conditions. Factors such as socio-economic circumstances, … Continue reading "Infant Mortality"
Headlines The Population Low birth weight is defined as a birth weight less than 2,500 grams; it is associated with an increased risk of infant mortality, childhood morbidity and poorer health later in life. There are inequalities in low birth weight, with higher proportions of low birth weight babies being born in more deprived populations. … Continue reading "Low Birth Weight"