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Mortality among twins and singletons in sub-Saharan Africa between 1995 and 2014: a pooled analysis of data from 90 Demographic and Health Surveys in 30 countries

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Sub-Saharan Africa has the world's highest under-5 and neonatal mortality rates as well as the highest naturally occurring twin rates. Twin pregnancies carry high risk for children and mothers. Under-5 mortality has declined in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decades. It is unknown whether twins have shared in this reduction.We pooled data from 90 Demographic and Health Surveys for 30 sub-Saharan Africa countries on births reported between 1995 and 2014. We used information on 1 685 110 sing...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/s2214-109x(17)30197-3

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1642-1582
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Global Health Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
7
Pages:
e673-e679
Publication date:
2017-05-31
Acceptance date:
2017-04-26
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EISSN:
2214-109X
Pubs id:
pubs:700801
URN:
uri:f25bb1da-0b75-4543-b16f-dae435c1bd59
UUID:
uuid:f25bb1da-0b75-4543-b16f-dae435c1bd59
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pubs:700801
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English
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