Newborns at higher altitudes have up to 37 percent higher mortality rates, perhaps because of lower availability of blood oxygen, vitamins and minerals.
Article Title: Is a higher altitude associated with shorter survival among at-risk neonates?
Funding: This work was part of the "Score Bebé" project. IDE, LAA, RJ, MFR, BT were supported by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, https://www.puce.edu.ec/) grant number QINV0025-IINV533010100. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.