Sex specific trends in under-five mortality in rural Ballabgarh
2014 (English)In: Indian Pediatrics, ISSN 0019-6061, Vol. 51, no 1, 48-51 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We analyzed data from the electronic database of Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) site in Ballabgarh in North India to assess sex-specific differentials in child survival from 1992-2011. Sex ratio at birth was adverse for girls throughout the study period (821 to 866 girls per 1,000 boys) and was lowest in the period 2004-2006 at 821 girls per 1,000 boys. Overall, under-five mortality rates during the period 1992-2011 remained stagnant due to increasing neonatal mortality rate (9.2 to 27.7 P< 0.001). Mortality rates among girls were consistently and significantly higher than boys during the post-neonatal period (160% to 200% higher) as well as in childhood (160% to 230% higher). We recommend strategies to address the neonatal mortality and gender differences for further reductions in child mortality in India.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 51, no 1, 48-51 p.
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-84011DOI: 10.1007/s13312-014-0326-yPubMedID: 23999678OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-84011DiVA: diva2:678678