A study of paediatric deaths in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria during a 4-year period (January 1984-December 1987) showed an overall mortality of 80 per 1000 paediatric admissions.
A majority (47%) of the deaths were the newborn with a decline (7%) in children aged 61 months to 14 years.
Major causes of death were tetanus, low birthweight and birth asphyxia in the newborn; malnutrition, pneumonia and measles in the pre-school age, and anaemia in the older children.
Neonatal tetanus and malnutrition played a leading role in the overall mortality.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Afrique, Mortalité, Etiologie, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Nigéria
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Africa, Mortality, Etiology, Epidemiology, Child, Nigeria
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Cote : 91-0495203
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.