A baseline survey of childhood mortality in two counties of Liberia in 1984 found the risk of dying before age 5 to be almost one-third.
Three years into the Combatting Childhood Communicable Diseases (CCCD) project, a survey using a pregnancy history questionnaire was conducted in the same clusters to determine if any change in mortality had occurred.
Reinterviews were done in a subsample and pregnancies were matched from the two surveys to determine levels of missing events.
After adjustment for omission, infant mortality was estimated at 180 per 1000, a 25% decline from the estimated 1984 level.
Childhood mortality declined by an estimated 28%. Tabulations of death by reported cause using a verbal autopsy questionnaire showed that the risks of neonatal tetanus and fever associated deaths declined significantly.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Nourrisson, Enfant, Libéria, Politique sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Traitement, Infection, Evaluation, Enquête, Soin santé primaire, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Infant, Child, Liberia, Health policy, Sanitary program, Prevention, Treatment, Infection, Evaluation, Inquiry, Primary health care, Human, Africa
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Cote : 94-0060398
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.