Journal article

Causes of accidental childhood deaths in China in 2010: A systematic review and analysis

Kit Yee Chan, Xin-wei Yu, Jia-peng Lu, Alessandro Rhyll Demaio, Kirsty Bowman, Evropi Theodoratou

JOURNAL OF GLOBAL HEALTH | UNIV EDINBURGH, GLOBAL HEALTH SOC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Infectious causes of childhood deaths in the world have decreased substantially in the 21st century. This trend has exposed accidental deaths as an increasingly important future challenge. Presently, little is known about the cause structure of accidental childhood deaths in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) settings. In this paper, we aim to establish cause structure for accidental deaths in children aged 0-4 years in China in the year 2010. METHODS: In this paper, we explored the database of 208 multi-cause child mortality studies in Chinese that formed a basis for the first published estimate of the causes of child deaths in China (for the year 2008). Only five of those st..

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Funding Acknowledgements

KYC's travel to China to conduct the study was supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her salary was supported by an NHMRC Australia-China Exchange Fellowship. Ethical approval: Not required.