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Study of Death among Children Below Five Years of Age and its Relation with Socio Economic Status and Place of Residence Using Verbal Autopsy as a Tool in Deharadun


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1 Associate Professor Dept. of Community Medicine MMU Mullana Amballa, India
2 Assistant Professor Dept. of OBG MMU Mullana Ambala, India
3 Assistant Professor Dept. of Community Medicine Mullana Ambala, India
     

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In India about 2.1 million child deaths occur every year, which is the highest with in a single country worldwide. Mortality in under – fives is an indicator of diverse socioeconomic and cultural factors. This present study was conducted to find out relation in-between child mortality of under-five years of age and their socio economic status along with place of residence using verbal autopsy in Dehradun. Methodology: The survey was done on all the house of the deceased children residing in our field practice areas by visiting their houses. Results: Most of the deaths were found from lower socio-economic class among the 83 deaths reported during study period. Conclusion: The study shows that as we moves up the socio economic class, the mortality rate tends to decline.

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Verbal autopsy, socio-economic, deceased children, mortality, policy making, Millennium development goals.
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Authors

Sushil Dalal
Associate Professor Dept. of Community Medicine MMU Mullana Amballa, India
Kiran Pande
Assistant Professor Dept. of OBG MMU Mullana Ambala, India
Md Abu Bashar
Assistant Professor Dept. of Community Medicine Mullana Ambala, India

Abstract


In India about 2.1 million child deaths occur every year, which is the highest with in a single country worldwide. Mortality in under – fives is an indicator of diverse socioeconomic and cultural factors. This present study was conducted to find out relation in-between child mortality of under-five years of age and their socio economic status along with place of residence using verbal autopsy in Dehradun. Methodology: The survey was done on all the house of the deceased children residing in our field practice areas by visiting their houses. Results: Most of the deaths were found from lower socio-economic class among the 83 deaths reported during study period. Conclusion: The study shows that as we moves up the socio economic class, the mortality rate tends to decline.

Keywords


Verbal autopsy, socio-economic, deceased children, mortality, policy making, Millennium development goals.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi1%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F193940