[Variations in perinatal mortality according to the hour of birth in Switzerland].

Titre[Variations in perinatal mortality according to the hour of birth in Switzerland].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsMartin-Béran, B, Paccaud, F
JournalSoz Praventivmed
Volume31
Issue4-5
Pagination219-21
Date Published1986
ISSN0303-8408
Mots-clésCircadian Rhythm, Female, Fetal Death, Humans, Infant Mortality, Infant, Newborn, Pregnancy, Switzerland, Time Factors
Abstract

In Switzerland like in most developed countries, the number of births is strongly related to the hour of the day and the day of the week: this pattern is very probably related to the current practice in obstetrics. Less expected is the fact that the perinatal mortality shows a striking circadian rhythm according to the hour of birth. The paper presents this pattern and comments some related issues.

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Alternate JournalSoz Praventivmed
Citation Key / SERVAL ID3668
PubMed ID3639686
                         

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