Mortality Patterns in a Rural Kenyan Community: East Afr Med J 67:823-829, 1990. Mirza NM, Macharia WM, Wafula EM, Agwanda RO and Onyango FE:

Citation:
M. PROFMACHARIAW, MASIBO PROFWAFULAEZEKIEL. "Mortality Patterns in a Rural Kenyan Community: East Afr Med J 67:823-829, 1990. Mirza NM, Macharia WM, Wafula EM, Agwanda RO and Onyango FE:.". In: East Afr Med J 67:823-829. EM Ngatia, LW Gathece, FG Macigo, TK Mulli, LN Mutara, EG Wagaiyu.; 1990.

Abstract:

Department of Paediatrics, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi. Causes of death of 239 children below the age of 5 years in a rural community were determined using structured questionnaires. It was found that mortality was highest in infancy, accounting for 63% of all deaths with a trend of decreasing mortality with increasing age. The commonest cause of death was ARI (pneumonia and measles) accounting for 49% of the deaths, followed by diarrhoeal illnesses (8.8%). Only half of the deaths (51.5%) occurred at some health facility, though 77% of all children had been taken to a health facility for treatment during the fatal illness. PMID: 2076684 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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