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Infant mortality

About: Infant mortality is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 16879 publications have been published within this topic receiving 512531 citations. The topic is also known as: infant mortality rate.


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TL;DR: It is estimated that undernutrition in the aggregate--including fetal growth restriction, stunting, wasting, and deficiencies of vitamin A and zinc along with suboptimum breastfeeding--is a cause of 3·1 million child deaths annually or 45% of all child deaths in 2011.

5,574 citations

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TL;DR: These objectives and their associated baseline data and targets for the year 2010 are presented and members of the MCH community are encouraged to review and comment on these objectives during the public comment period.
Abstract: In the year 2000, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will release Healthy People 2010, the third set of health-promotion and disease-prevention objectives for the nation. One of the focus areas within these objectives is maternal and infant health. This focus area comprises objectives addressing maternal health status and risk factors; infant health status, risk factors, and outcomes; and the use of essential health services by pregnant women, infants, and women of childbearing age. The objectives in this focus area were developed by a multidisciplinary, interagency working group coordinated by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The workgroup proposed 39 objectives in 12 clusters. This article presents these objectives and their associated baseline data and targets for the year 2010. Members of the MCH community are encouraged to review and comment on these objectives during the public comment period.

4,236 citations

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TL;DR: The proportion of child deaths that occurs in the neonatal period (38% in 2000) is increasing, and the Millennium Development Goal for child survival cannot be met without substantial reductions in neonatal mortality.

3,481 citations

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TL;DR: The Global Burden of Disease 2016 Study (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of cause-specific mortality for 264 causes in 195 locations from 1980 to 2016 as discussed by the authors, which includes evaluation of the expected epidemiological transition with changes in development and where local patterns deviate from these trends.

3,228 citations

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TL;DR: The importance of undernutrition as an underlying cause of child deaths associated with infectious diseases, the effects of multiple concurrent illnesses, and recognition that pneumonia and diarrhoea remain the diseases that are most often associated with child deaths as mentioned in this paper.

2,680 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
20241
2023146
2022307
2021391
2020451
2019450