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Of all newborn deaths in Europe are (12.9 %) from respiratory diseases. Data for Slovenia show that due to respiratory disease in 2012, died on average 8.3% of all newborn deaths aged 28-364 days (Institute of Public Health, 2013). Studies have shown a link between the level of air pollution and infant mortality due to respiratory diseases, but it is very complicated, mainly due to various external factors (allergens, cigarette smoke, diet, lifestyle, etc.).


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Figure ZD01-1: Percentage of newborn mortality in Slovenia, aged from 28 to 364 days, due to respiratory diseases, 2002-2012 (J00-J99)
Sources: 

National Institute for Public hHealth of RS, 2003-2013; Statistical Office of the RS, 2003-2013.

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2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Live-born infants - total nmb. 17583 17160 17900 18199 19029 19915 18180 21856 22343 21947
Infant mortality - total nmb. 13 16 21 21 17 16 12 18 16 21
Infant deaths from respiratory diseases nmb. 0 2 1 2 0 2 0 1 2 2
Proportion of deaths of infants % 0 12.5 4.8 9.5 0 12.5 0 5.6 12.5 9.5
2012
Live-born infants - total nmb. 21938
Infant mortality - total nmb. 12
Infant deaths from respiratory diseases nmb. 1
Proportion of deaths of infants % 8.3
Figure ZD01-2: Newborn mortality (number of deaths/1.000 live-born infants) due to respiratory diseases, aged from 28 to 364 days in Slovenia, 2002 - 2012
Sources: 

National Institute for Pubilc health of RS, 2003-2013; Statistical office of RS, 2003-2013.

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2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Celje number of deaths per 1000 live-born infants 0 2.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ljubljana number of deaths per 1000 live-born infants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 0
Maribor number of deaths per 1000 live-born infants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovenia number of deaths per 1000 live-born infants 0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0 0.1 0 0.1 0.1 0.1
2012
Celje number of deaths per 1000 live-born infants 0
Ljubljana number of deaths per 1000 live-born infants 0
Maribor number of deaths per 1000 live-born infants 0
Slovenia number of deaths per 1000 live-born infants 0
Figure ZD01-3: Rate of the post-neonatal mortality due to respiratory diseases in selected European countries, from 2004
Sources: 

ENHIS, 2009.

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Ireland Austria Switzerland Norway France Germany Hungary Finland Netherlands Slovenia
Infant mortality rates number of deaths per 1000 live-born infants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy Spain Sweden Czech Republic Portugal Latvia United Kingdom Greece Estonia Poland
Infant mortality rates number of deaths per 1000 live-born infants 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
Malta Lithuania Slovakia Macedonia Bulgaria Albania Romania
Infant mortality rates number of deaths per 1000 live-born infants 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 1.4 1.4 2.9

Goals

A measure to reduce the infant mortality rate due to respiratory diseases is prevention of exposure to risk factors that can lead to premature death. Since there are a number of risk factors causing premature deaths of infants, the environmental field can indeed address this issue by reducing the level of particulate matter air pollution.



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