Estimating the causes of 4 million neonatal deaths in the year 2000.

  title={Estimating the causes of 4 million neonatal deaths in the year 2000.},
  author={Joy E. Lawn and Katarzyna Wilczynska-Ketende and Simon Nicholas Cousens},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={35 3},
BACKGROUND Information on cause-of-death is lacking for 98% of the world's 4 million neonatal deaths that occur in countries with inadequate vital registration (VR). Our aim was to estimate, by country for the year 2000, the distribution of neonatal deaths across programme-relevant causes including: asphyxia, preterm birth, congenital abnormalities, sepsis/pneumonia, neonatal tetanus, diarrhoea, and 'other'. METHODS Two sources of neonatal cause-of-death data were examined: VR datasets for… CONTINUE READING
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