We analyzed data from death certificates for all infant deaths in Taiwan from 1981 to 1988.
During this 8-year period, the crude infant mortality rate decreased from 8.9 to 5.3 per 1000 live births.
Deaths due to infectious diseases, which constituted a major fraction of this mortality, also declined from 3.4 to 1,2 per 1000 live births.
While infant deaths due to nearly all causes declined, deaths due to injury and accidents rose from 0.62 to 0.71 per 1000 live births, and the sudden infant death rate rose from 0.13 to 0.46.
Notable geographic differences included a high death rate in the small islands off the coast and in the eastern mountainous counties (9.1-11.2) 1000 live births) ; this rate was twice that in Taipei (4.5/1000 live births).
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Nourrisson, Milieu rural, Milieu urbain, Epidémiologie, Taiwan, Variation géographique, Homme, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Infant, Rural environment, Urban environment, Epidemiology, Taiwan, Geographical variation, Human, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0566333
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.