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Trends in infant and child mortality in Mozambique during and after a period of conflict.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12966741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study describes urban and rural trends of infant, child and under-five mortality in Mozambique (1973-1997) by mother's place of residence. A direct method of estimation was applied to the 1997 Mozambican Demographic and Health Survey data. The levels of infant, child and under-five mortality were considerably higher in rural than in urban areas. The difference in mortality between urban and rural areas increased over time until 1988-1992 and thereafter diminished. Possible causes of the different trends (e.g. the impact of civil war, drought, migration, adjustment programme and HIV/AIDS) are discussed. The increase in mortality in urban areas during the last few years before the survey may have been related to the immigration to urban areas of mothers whose children had high levels of mortality. Higher levels of infant, child and under-five mortality still prevail, particularly in rural areas. Further studies are needed to investigate the differentials of infant and child mortality by mother's place of residence.
Gloria Macassa; Gebrenegus Ghilagaber; Eva Bernhardt; Bo Burström
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0033-3506     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-11     Completed Date:  2003-10-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376507     Medline TA:  Public Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Social Medicine, Center for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Infant Mortality / trends*
Infant, Newborn
Mozambique / epidemiology
Residence Characteristics
Rural Health
Urban Health

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