Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101973000400004.
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.