Journal article

Causes of death in children younger than five years in China in 2015: an updated analysis

Peige Song, Evropi Theodoratou, Xue Li, Li Liu, Yue Chu, Robert E Black, Harry Campbell, Igor Rudan, Kit Yee Chan

JOURNAL OF GLOBAL HEALTH | UNIV EDINBURGH, GLOBAL HEALTH SOC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Substantial progress in reducing the child mortality rate has been made globally in the last two decades. However, for China, the number of children dying from preventable diseases is still very large. It is important to have regularly updated information on the distribution of causes of death (COD) in children to inform policy and research. In this study, we aim to estimate the COD spectrum in children younger than five years old from 2009 to 2015 with a focus on the year 2015 and to provide an updated COD prediction model for China. METHODS: Updated data of under-five mortality rates (U5MRs) and the number of live births at national and provincial levels were obtained from Unit..

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