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Title: Study of mortality risk factors for children under age 5 in Abu Dhabi
Authors: Al Hosani, H.A.
Brebner, J.
Bener, A.B.
Norman, J.N.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: We investigated the association of biological, sociocultural and economic risk factors with child mortality in Abu Dhabi from 1 January-31 December 1997. With McNemar chi-squared test, most selected biological risk factors were statistically associated with child mortality, although maternal age older than 40 years and history of fetal death were not positively correlated with neonate, infant or age under 5 mortality. Among sociocultural and economic risk factors, maternal lack of formal education and low monthly income were significantly associated with child death. Consanguinity was significantly associated with under 5 and infant but not neonatal mortality. Gestation <37 weeks was highly associated with mortality among all ages. Strengthening health care programmes and emphasizing the need to identify high risk groups should be priorities
Description: 333-343
Keywords: Age Distribution
Analysis of Variance
Birth Order
Chi-Square Distribution
Child, Preschool
Educational Status
Gestational Age
Infant Mortality
Maternal Age
Subject: Child Mortality
ISSN: 1020-3397
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