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Infant mortality and causes of infant deaths in rural Ethiopia: a population-based cohort of 3684 births

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2015
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Title
Infant mortality and causes of infant deaths in rural Ethiopia: a population-based cohort of 3684 births
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BMC Public Health, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-2090-x
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Berhe Weldearegawi, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Semaw Ferede Abera, Yemane Ashebir, Fisaha Haile, Afework Mulugeta, Frehiwot Eshetu, Mark Spigt

Abstract

Ethiopia has made large-scale healthcare investments to improve child health and survival. However, there is insufficient population level data on the current estimates of infant mortality rate (IMR) in the country. The aim of this study was to measure infant mortality rate, investigate risk factors for infant deaths and identify causes of death in a rural population of northern Ethiopia. Live births to a cohort of mothers under the Kilite Awlaelo Health and Demographic Surveillance System were followed up to their first birthday or death, between September 11, 2009 and September 10, 2013. Maternal and infant characteristics were collected at baseline and during the regular follow-up visit. Multiple-Cox regression was used to investigate risk factors for infant death. Causes of infant death were identified using physician review verbal autopsy method. Of the total 3684 infants followed, 174 of them died before their first birthday, yielding an IMR of 47 per 1000 live births (95 % CI: 41, 54) over the four years of follow-up. About 96 % of infants survived up to their first birthday, and 56 % of infant deaths occurred during the neonatal period. Infants born to mothers aged 15-19 years old had higher risk of death (HR = 2.68, 95 % CI: 1. 74, 4.87) than those born to 25-29 years old. Infants of mothers who attained a secondary school and above had 56 % lower risk of death (HR = 0.44, 95 % CI: 0.24, 0.81) compared to those whose mothers did not attend formal education. Sepsis, prematurity and asphyxia and acute lower respiratory tract infections were the commonest causes of death. The IMR for the four-year period was lower than the national and regional estimates. Our findings suggest the need to improve the newborn care, and empower teenagers to delay teenage pregnancy and attain higher levels of education.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Rwanda 2 <1%
Unknown 233 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 45 19%
Researcher 21 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 9%
Student > Bachelor 18 8%
Student > Postgraduate 13 6%
Other 43 18%
Unknown 75 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 47 20%
Social Sciences 18 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 4%
Environmental Science 5 2%
Other 23 10%
Unknown 79 34%

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#6,427,984
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#75,090
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#138
of 323 outputs
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