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Northeastern Brazil corresponds more than half murder in Brazil, while South, Southeast, Midwest has reduced more reasonable levels and other casualties, but northeastern Brazil where it concentrates all.
I haven’t been able to read the entire study yet, but I was wondering whether the authors were able to parse out factors such as cesarean vs vaginal birthing? I’m sure they did but I wanted to check. There’s a large study called Birth in Brazil that has been looking at a lot of these factors and of course, cesarean birthing in Brazil is extremely prevalent and is related to shorter gestation, baby’s size and health, etc.
Hey Brena, here’s what Koppensteiner told me: “We have used specification where we control for type of birth (vaginal vs. c-section) and this makes no difference to the estimates. C-section in Brazil indeed deserves an entire research agenda on its own.”