Causes of early childhood deaths in Urban Dhaka, Bangladesh

Amal K. Halder, Emily Gurley, Aliya Naheed, Samir K. Saha, W Abdullah Brooks, Shams El Arifeen, Hossain M S Sazzad, Eben Kenah, Stephen P. Luby

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Data on causes of early childhood death from low-income urban areas are limited. The nationally representative Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2007 estimates 65 children died per 1,000 live births. We investigated rates and causes of under-five deaths in an urban community near two large pediatric hospitals in Dhaka, Bangladesh and evaluated the impact of different recall periods. We conducted a survey in 2006 for 6971 households and a follow up survey in 2007 among eligible remaining households or replacement households. The initial survey collected information for all children under five years old who died in the previous year; the follow up survey on child deaths in the preceding five years. We compared mortality rates based on 1-year recall to the 4 years preceding the most recent 1 year. The initial survey identified 58 deaths among children

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere8145
JournalPLoS One
Volume4
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Bangladesh
childhood
death
households
Pediatrics
Pediatric Hospitals
Live Birth
urban areas
income
demographic statistics
Demography
Surveys and Questionnaires
Mortality

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Halder, A. K., Gurley, E., Naheed, A., Saha, S. K., Brooks, W. A., El Arifeen, S., ... Luby, S. P. (2009). Causes of early childhood deaths in Urban Dhaka, Bangladesh. PLoS One, 4(12), [e8145]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0008145

Causes of early childhood deaths in Urban Dhaka, Bangladesh. / Halder, Amal K.; Gurley, Emily; Naheed, Aliya; Saha, Samir K.; Brooks, W Abdullah; El Arifeen, Shams; Sazzad, Hossain M S; Kenah, Eben; Luby, Stephen P.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 4, No. 12, e8145, 2009.

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Halder, AK, Gurley, E, Naheed, A, Saha, SK, Brooks, WA, El Arifeen, S, Sazzad, HMS, Kenah, E & Luby, SP 2009, 'Causes of early childhood deaths in Urban Dhaka, Bangladesh', PLoS One, vol. 4, no. 12, e8145. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0008145
Halder, Amal K. ; Gurley, Emily ; Naheed, Aliya ; Saha, Samir K. ; Brooks, W Abdullah ; El Arifeen, Shams ; Sazzad, Hossain M S ; Kenah, Eben ; Luby, Stephen P. / Causes of early childhood deaths in Urban Dhaka, Bangladesh. In: PLoS One. 2009 ; Vol. 4, No. 12.
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