Cause-specific mortality in under fives in the urban slums of Lucknow, north India.

@article{Awasthi1998CausespecificMI,
  title={Cause-specific mortality in under fives in the urban slums of Lucknow, north India.},
  author={Shally Awasthi and Vinod K. Pande},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={1998},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={358-61}
}
We recorded the causes of death in the preceding 3 years in a slum population of 24,196 children less than 5 years of age in Lucknow, North India. Of 1469 deaths recorded, 298 were stillbirths. For each death, a 'verbal autopsy' was conducted by interviewing the parents to ascertain the cause of death. 71.8 per cent of deaths were at home; 94.5 per cent of hospital deaths had no death certificate. Excluding stillbirths, 69.9 per cent of deaths were in the first year of life. Leading causes of… CONTINUE READING

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