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Infant and child mortality rates among Palestinian refugee populations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11071191     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We estimated infant and early child mortality rates among Palestinian refugees using maternal and child services in Jordan, Gaza, Lebanon, and Syria. Early childhood mortality per 1000 live births was 35 in Jordan, 36 in Gaza, 37 in Lebanon, and 32 in Syria. Infant mortality rates were 32 in Jordan, 33 in Gaza, 35 in Lebanon, and 29 in Syria.
Since 1950, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East has provided education, health, and relief and social services to registered Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, and Syria. This study estimated infant and early child mortality rates among Palestinian refugees who attended the agency's primary health care facilities. Using a modified version of the Preceding Birth Technique to estimate early childhood and infant mortality rates, it was noted that infant mortality rate was highest in Lebanon, followed by Gaza, Jordan, and Syria. Early childhood mortality per 1000 live births was 35 in Jordan, 36 in Gaza, 37 in Lebanon, and 32 in Syria. Infant mortality rates registered in Jordan were 32, 33 in Gaza, 35 in Lebanon, and 29 in Syria.
Authors:
H H Madi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  356     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-28     Completed Date:  2000-11-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Arabs
Birth Intervals
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Male
Maternal-Child Health Centers / utilization
Middle East
Refugees* / statistics & numerical data

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