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SEARCHING FOR CAUSES OF NECROTISING ENTEROCOLITIS. AN APPLICATION OF PROPENSITY MATCHING

Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is a disease of the gastrointestinal tract afflicting preterm-born infants in the first few weeks of their lives. We estimate the effect of changing the feeding regimen of infants in their first 14 postnatal days by analysing the data from the UK National Neonatal Research Database. We avoid some problems with drawing causal inferences from observational data by reducing the analysis to the infants who spent the first 14 postnatal days (or longer) in neonatal

Nicholas T. Longford

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 1, 87–117

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