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Research Article

Neonatal Mortality Risk Associated with Preterm Birth in East Africa, Adjusted by Weight for Gestational Age: Individual Participant Level Meta-Analysis

  • Tanya Marchant mail,

    Tanya.Marchant@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Malaria Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Maternal Reproductive and Child Health Centre (MARCH), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Barbara Willey,

    Affiliations: Malaria Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Maternal Reproductive and Child Health Centre (MARCH), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Joanne Katz,

    Affiliation: Department of International Health, Program in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Siân Clarke,

    Affiliations: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Malaria Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Simon Kariuki,

    Affiliations: Kenya Medical Research Institute/Centre for Global Health Research, Kisumu, Kenya, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kenya, Kisumu, Kenya

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  • Feiko ter Kuile,

    Affiliation: Child and Reproductive Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • John Lusingu,

    Affiliation: National Institute Medical Research, Tanga, Tanzania

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  • Richard Ndyomugyenyi,

    Affiliation: Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, Uganda

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  • Christentze Schmiegelow,

    Affiliations: Centre for Medical Parasitology, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Department of Infectious Diseases Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Deborah Watson-Jones,

    Affiliations: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Maternal Reproductive and Child Health Centre (MARCH), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit, National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania

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  • Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg

    Affiliations: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Malaria Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Maternal Reproductive and Child Health Centre (MARCH), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: August 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001292

About the Authors

Tanya Marchant, Siân Clarke, Deborah Watson-Jones, Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Tanya Marchant, Barbara Willey, Siân Clarke, Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg
Malaria Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Tanya Marchant, Barbara Willey, Deborah Watson-Jones, Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg
Maternal Reproductive and Child Health Centre (MARCH), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Barbara Willey
Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Joanne Katz
Department of International Health, Program in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Simon Kariuki
Kenya Medical Research Institute/Centre for Global Health Research, Kisumu, Kenya
Simon Kariuki
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kenya, Kisumu, Kenya
Feiko ter Kuile
Child and Reproductive Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
John Lusingu
National Institute Medical Research, Tanga, Tanzania
Richard Ndyomugyenyi
Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, Uganda
Christentze Schmiegelow
Centre for Medical Parasitology, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Christentze Schmiegelow
Department of Infectious Diseases Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Copenhagen, Denmark
Deborah Watson-Jones
Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit, National Institute for Medical Research, Mwanza, Tanzania

Corresponding Author

Email: Tanya.Marchant@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TM BW JK JAS. Performed the experiments: TM BW. Analyzed the data: BW TM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SC SK FtK JL RN CS DW-J. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: TM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: TM BW JK SC SK FtK JL RN CS DW-J JAS. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: TM BW JK SC SK FtK JL RN CS DW-J JAS. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: TM BW JK SC SK FtK JL RN CS DW-J JAS. Enrolled patients: SC SK FtK JL RN CS DW-J.