The Denver Developmental Screening Test in Population Studies

Design and Methods
  • Antonio Berdasco
  • José R. Jordan
Part of the Topics in Developmental Psychobiology book series (TDP)


Since 1960, when the National Health System was established, major progress has been made in the health of Cuba’s children. The system’s first priority was to reduce infant and maternal mortality and morbidity, improve nutrition, and combat infectious diseases. These efforts have resulted in a decline in the infant mortality rate from 46.7 per 1,000 live births in 1969 to 17.3 in 1982. Life expectancy in Cuba is now 73.5 years, and malaria, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, and tetanus of the newborn have been eradicated.


Sickle Cell Anemia National Health System Standardization Study Stimulation Program Breech Delivery 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Berdasco
    • 1
  • José R. Jordan
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Desarrollo de la SaludHavanaCuba

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