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Influence of parental literacy and socio-economic status on infant mortality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10830063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The influence of parental literacy and socio-economic status (SES) on infant mortality rate (IMR) was studied. This report is only a part of much larger community-based prospective study conducted to determine the factors influencing infant mortality in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, by the Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, with the financial assistance form IDRC, Canada. A total of 12,857 livebirths during the period of October 1, 1991, to September 30, 1992, where registered and followed up for one year. There were 391 infant deaths which gives an IMR of 30.4 per 1,000 livebirths. Univariate analysis and subsequent stepwise multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that, literacy and SES have a very significant role in reducing IMR.
R S Rao; B K Chakladar; N S Nair; P R Kutty; D Acharya; V Bhat; S Chandrasekhar; V C Rodrigues; P Kumar; K Nagaraj; K N Prasad; L Krishnan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0019-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:    1996 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-21     Completed Date:  2000-06-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  795-800     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Developing Countries*
Educational Status*
India / epidemiology
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Prospective Studies
Socioeconomic Factors*

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