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CIARI JR., Cyro; SIQUEIRA, Arnaldo Augusto F. de; ALMEIDA, Pedro Augusto M. de  and  ARNONI, Alfredo. Death of prematurities in the county of Osasco, S. Paulo State, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1973, vol.7, n.4, pp. 343-349. ISSN 1518-8787.

Based on data obtained from death certificates of Osasco the importance of prematurity as a cause of death is analysed. It is concluded that prematurity must be considered a problem of public health.

Keywords : Infant, premature; Infant mortality; Osasco, SP (Brazil); Public health.

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