Relationship between Maternal Nutrition and Infant Mortality
High infant mortality rates (IMR) are a major health problem in many countries of the world. Maternal malnutrition has been implicated as an important cause of the high IMR reported in many developing nations. The objetive of this paper is to explore the relationship between maternal nutrition and infant mortality.
KeywordsInfant Mortality Infant Death Birth Interval Dietary Energy Maternal Nutrition
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