The associations between under-5 mortality and its health and behavioural determinants were investigated in a rural district of Ethiopia, by means of a concurrent case-referent technique nested within a study-base population established in 1987.
Three-hundred and six infant and child deaths registered over a period of 1 year, were contrasted with 612 controls, matched for age, sex and study area.
Data were collected by trained non-medical workers using a structured questionnaire.
Breastfeeding and supplementary feeding came out as strongly protective against under-5 mortality, even when controlling for parental and environmental determinants.
Early termination of breastfeeding was demonstrated to have a substantial impact on mortality, particularly on that caused by diarrhoea.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etiologie, Facteur risque, Enfant, Nourrisson, Mortalité, Ethiopie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Etiology, Risk factor, Child, Infant, Mortality, Ethiopia, Epidemiology, Human, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0714882
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.