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Infant mortality and famine: a study in historical epidemiology in northern England.

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OBJECTIVE: To examine whether periodic variations in annual infant mortality were associated with malnutrition and the poor quality of the food supply available to the community. DESIGN: Retrospective study of historical epidemiology of infant mortality by time series analysis and family reconstitution of parish registers of burials and baptisms. SETTING: Penrith, Cumbria, England, 1557-1812. SUBJECTS: A total of 17,500 births during 1557-1812. RESULTS: This community in the Eden Valley, Cumb...

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10.1136/jech.49.3.245

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Journal of epidemiology and community health More from this journal
Volume:
49
Issue:
3
Pages:
245-252
Publication date:
1995-06-01
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1470-2738
ISSN:
0143-005X
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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