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Mortalidad infantil en Uruguay: un análisis de supervivencia

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  • Patricia Triunfo

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  • R. Todd Jewell

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A partir de todos los nacimientos ocurridos en el Uruguay entre 2002 y 2003 y lasdefunciones ocurridas en el primer año de vida, se estima la tasa de mortalidad infantil através de modelos probit y hazard. Debido a que las muertes se concentran en losprimeros días y semanas de vida, el modelo hazard es preferible al probit, encontrándoseque la estimación probit sobreestima los efectos de las covariables. Los resultadosmuestran que las variables más importantes son la edad y la educación de la madre, loscuidados prenatales y los denominados predictores de la mortalidad (bajo peso al nacer,semanas de gestación y APGAR).

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Article provided by UN - RCE - CID in its journal REVISTA CUADERNOS DE ECONOMÍA.

Volume (Year): (2010)
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Handle: RePEc:col:000093:007833

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Keywords: mortalidad infantil; salud infantil; modelos de duración; Uruguay.;

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