Childhood morbidity and mortality in a large hospital over last four decades.
Pediatric statistics in a 50-year-old large hospital were analysed to find out any change in pediatric admission rate, morbidity and mortality and outcome of common disorders during the last four decades.
Information was collected from four block years from each of the last four decades and compared.
An increase of almost 250 ; in the total pediatric admissions as compared to an increase of 150 ; in total hospital admissions over last four decades suggest an increased awareness of maternal and child health by the community.
The pediatric mortality excluding neonates has not shown a significant fall over the last four decades, being 14.6, 12.7 and 13.0 ; in 1955-1958, 1974-1977 and 1984-1987, respectively.
Diarrheal disorders, pneumonia, tetanus and infections of central nervous system continue to remain the common causes of hospital admissions in children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Morbidité, Enfant, Homme, Etiologie, Inde, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Morbidity, Child, Human, Etiology, India, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0129450
Code Inist : 002B30A01A. Création : 199406.