Plurality of Birth and Infant Mortality Due to External Causes in the United States, 2000–2010

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(Abstracted from Am J Epidemiol 2017;185(5):335–344)

In the United States, external factors, such as accidental injury or assault, account for approximately 5% of infant mortality. While it is known that twins and higher-order multiples are 5 times more likely to die before 1 year of age than singletons, it is not clear how the risk of death due to external causes for multiples compares with that of singletons.

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