There is obvious potential for war to adversely affect infant and childhood mortality through direct trauma and disruption of the societal infrastructure.
This study examined trends in Vietnam through the period of the war.
The 1988 Vietnam Demographic and Health Survey collected data on reproductive history and family planning from 4172 women aged 15 through 49 years in 12 selected provinces of Vietnam.
The 13 137 births and 737 deaths to children younger than age 6 reported by the respondents were analyzed.
For the country as a whole, infant and childhood mortality dropped by 30% to 80% from the prewar period to the wartime period and was stable thereafter.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Enfant, Homme, Vietnam, Asie, Etat sanitaire, Epidémiologie, Nourrisson, Guerre
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Child, Human, Vietnam, Asia, Health status, Epidemiology, Infant, War
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0586412
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.