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Nufusbil Derg. 1987;9:27-38.

An evaluation on the relation between birth spacing and infant mortality in Turkey.



The authors study the effects of birth spacing on infant mortality in Turkey, focusing on the effects of the previous birth interval on neonatal, post-neonatal, and infant death rates for subsequent births. Rural and urban differences in birth intervals and infant mortality are illustrated. For purposes of comparison, death rates by long or short intervals for selected other countries are presented. It is found that children born after a birth interval of less than two years are at twice the risk of dying as children born after an interval longer than two years. The study is based on data from the 1983 Turkish Fertility, Contraceptive Prevalence and Family Health Status Survey.

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