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A Study of Infant Mortality and Causes of Death in a Rural North-East Brazilian Community

Citation

Bailey, Patricia E.; Tsui, Amy Ong; Janowitz, Barbara; Dominik, Rosalie C.; & Araujo, Lorenz (1990). A Study of Infant Mortality and Causes of Death in a Rural North-East Brazilian Community. Journal of Biosocial Science, 22(3), 349-63.

Abstract

In 1984 a prospective study of 1645 women and 1677 births in a rural community in north-eastern Brazil showed the infant mortality rate to be 65 per 1000 live births. Neonatal, post-neonatal and infant mortality are analysed to determine the most important risk factors for each period. Post-neonatal survival depends largely on factors relating to child care, while neonatal deaths are more likely to be associated with biological factors. The principal cause of death, diarrhoeal disease, was responsible for a third of the deaths.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s002193200001871x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Biosocial Science

Author(s)

Bailey, Patricia E.
Tsui, Amy Ong
Janowitz, Barbara
Dominik, Rosalie C.
Araujo, Lorenz

Year Published

1990

Volume Number

22

Issue Number

3

Pages

349-63

Reference ID

611