Causes of neonatal and child mortality in India: a nationally representative mortality survey.

  title={Causes of neonatal and child mortality in India: a nationally representative mortality survey.},
  author={Diego Garcia Bassani and Rajesh Kumar and Shally Awasthi and Shaun K Morris and Vinod Kumar Paul and Anita Shet and Usha Ram and Michelle F. Gaffey and Robert E. Black and Prabhat Jha},
  volume={376 9755},
BACKGROUND More than 2·3 million children died in India in 2005; however, the major causes of death have not been measured in the country. We investigated the causes of neonatal and child mortality in India and their differences by sex and region. METHODS The Registrar General of India surveyed all deaths occurring in 2001-03 in 1·1 million nationally representative homes. Field staff interviewed household members and completed standard questions about events that preceded the death. Two of… CONTINUE READING
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