Long-term study of infant mortality in Khabarovsk Territory

Written by Kolesnikova S.M., Stupak V.S., Plyuschenko V.N.

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Objective. The research objective is to analyze the dynamics of infant mortality, and also the mortality in early neonatal, neonatal and postneonatal age in Khabarovsk Territory.
Methods. The object of the study was a cohort of children died in the first year of life in the Khabarovsk Territory during 2000–2015. The mortality rate was calculated with Bodio procedure.
Results. A positive dynamics of infant mortality was estimated - reduced by 4.9 times, but it was higher than the average in the 25 EU countries (2013) and Japan: 4 and 2.8 deaths under 1 year per 1000 live births. The formula of the exponential calculation showed that if the trends in the demographic situation remains the same in the region by 2020, the infant mortality rate would be 8.71 of deaths under 1 year per 1000 live births.
Conclusions. Trends and reduction of mortality and its components in the region can be considered as encouraging thus it is necessary to maintain the maternal and child protection service and to maintain the scientific approach to further improvement of medical care to women and children.

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S.M. Kolesnikova, V.S. Stupak, V.N. Plyuschenko
Postgraduate Institute for Public Health Workers (9 Krasnodarskaya St. Khabarovsk 680009 Russian Federation)

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