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Study of the effects of malaria chemoprophylaxis given during pregnancy on birthweight and investigation of the influence of birthweight on child survival suggest that, in a rural area of The Gambia, chemoprophylaxis given during pregnancy might reduce infant mortality by about one-fifth in the children of primigravidae but by less than 5% in the children of multigravidae. In malaria endemic areas, primigravidae should be protected against malaria not only for their own sake but also for that of their infants.


Journal article


Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg

Publication Date





483 - 485


Africa, Africa South Of The Sahara, Biology, Birth Weight, Body Weight, Case Control Studies, Child Survival, Demographic Factors, Developing Countries, Diseases, English Speaking Africa, Fertility, Fertility Measurements, Gambia, Health, Infant Mortality--changes, Length Of Life, Malaria--prevention and control, Mortality, Multiparity, Neonatal Mortality, Parasite Control, Parasitic Diseases, Parity, Physiology, Population, Population Characteristics, Population Dynamics, Pregnancy, Pregnancy, Third Trimester, Primiparity, Public Health, Reproduction, Research Methodology, Research Report, Rural Population--women, Studies, Survivorship, Western Africa, Antimalarials, Birth Weight, Dapsone, Drug Combinations, Female, Gambia, Humans, Infant Mortality, Infant, Newborn, Malaria, Parity, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic, Pyrimethamine