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Title: Causes of death among Syrian children using verbal autopsy
Authors: Abou Rashid, N.
Al Jirf, S.
Bashour, H.
Issue Date: 1996
Language: English
Abstract: The causes of death in children under five years were studied using a structured verbal autopsy questionnaire. Possible determinants of death were also investigated. About 44% of deaths were among neonates [below 28 days of age]; the major causes of death in neonates were prematurity [33%] and birth-related factors [30%]. In infants [1-11 months of age], the leading cause of death was congenital malformations [24%]. Accidents were responsible for one-third of deaths in children aged 1-4 years. Factors that might have contributed to death were investigated. The public health importance of causes of death was evaluated and its implications were discussed
Description: 440-448
Keywords: Risk Factors
Infant Mortality
Data Collection
Subject: Cause of Death
ISSN: 1020-3397
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