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Risk Factors for Infant Mortality

Risk Factors

Risk factors include: congenital abnormalities, prematurity, low birth weight, and air pollution in the form of particulate matter. Risk factors that may increase a woman's chance of fetal loss include: pre-pregnancy obesity, lower socio-economic status, older age, and exposure to chemicals during pregnancy.

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Content updated: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:01:49 MST