Causes of death of 239 children below the age of 5 years in a rural community were determined using structured questionnaires.
It was found that mortality was highest in infancy, accounting for 63% of all deaths with a trend of decreasing mortality with increasing age.
The commonest cause of death was ARI (pneumonia and measles) accounting for 49% of the deaths, followed by diarrhoeal illnesses (8.8%). Only half of the deaths (51.5%) occurred at some health facility, though 77% of all children had been taken to a health facility for treatment during the fatal illness.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Afrique, Mortalité, Enfant, Epidémiologie, Etiologie, Milieu rural, Kenya, Infection
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Africa, Mortality, Child, Epidemiology, Etiology, Rural environment, Kenya, Infection
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0389994
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.