Famine and civil war have resulted in high mortality rates and large population displacements in Somalia.
To assess mortality rates and risk factors for mortality, we carried out surveys in the central Somali towns of Afgoi and Baidoa in November and December, 1992.
In Baidoa we surveyed displaced persons living in camps; the average daily crude mortality rate was 16.8 (95% Cl 14.6-19.1) per 10 000 population during the 232 days before the survey.
An estimated 74% of children under 5 years living in displaced persons camps died during this period.
In Afgoi, where both displaced and resident populations were surveyed, the crude mortality rate was 4.7 (3.9-5.5) deaths per 10000 per day.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Somalie, Afrique, Famine, Population
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Mortality, Epidemiology, Somali Republic, Africa, Famine, Population
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0448177
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 199406.