Mortality risk amongst very low birth weight infants born in the Republic of Ireland, 2014-2016

Mortality risk amongst very low birth weight infants born in the Republic of Ireland, 2014-2016

Paul Corcoran (1), Sara Leitao (2), Anne Twomey (3), Brendan Murphy (3) (1) Researcher Epidemiologist, National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, University College Cork; (2) Researcher, National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, University College Cork; (3) Consultant Neonatologist, National Maternity Hospital Background Globally, there are approximately six million deaths of children under 5 years of age each year, the leading cause of which is preterm birth complications. Very preterm infants are at especially high risk of

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