Child mortality since the 1960s
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Child mortality since the 1960s a database for developing countries

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Published by United Nations in New York .
Written in English



  • Developing countries


  • Children -- Developing countries -- Mortality.

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StatementDepartment of Economic and Social Development.
ContributionsUnited Nations. Dept. of Economic and Social Development.
LC ClassificationsHB1323.C52 D443 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 400 p. :
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1358970M
ISBN 109211512476
LC Control Number92252853

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  The child mortality rate in the United States, for children under the age of five, was deaths per thousand births in This means that . Death Rates for Selected Causes by Year Age Groups, Race, and Sex: Death Registration States, , and United States, Persons with disabilities who experience problems accessing PDF files should contact [email protected] or call HIST lists death rates per , population for selected causes of death. In , child mortality rate for United States of America was deaths per 1, live births. Child mortality rate of United States of America fell gradually from deaths per 1, live births in to deaths per 1, live births in Under-five mortality rate is the probability per 1, that a newborn baby will die before reaching age five, if subject to current age. The following table lists the infant mortality rates in the United States from to , according to year, race, and gestation period. Year Deaths per 1, live births.

A. Monnier, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 5 Child Mortality. Child mortality, that is death between the first and the fifth birthday, is measured by a rate equal to the ratio of the deaths of this age and the average population in the same age range.(This is different from the infant mortality rate, which is obtained by dividing the number of deaths. The world made remarkable progress in child survival in the past three decades, and millions of children have better survival chances than in —1 in 27 children died before reaching age five in , compared to 1 in 11 in Moreover, progress in reducing child mortality rates has been accelerated in the – period compared with the s, with the annual rate of reduction in. Hill, K., et al., Trends in Child Mortality in the Developing World: [Full publication [zip]. You, D. et al. Global, regional, and national levels and trends in under-5 mortality between and , with scenario-based projections to a systematic analysis by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation. 8 Fertility Response to Infant and Child Mortality in Africa with Special Reference to Cameroon: 9 The Relationship Between Infant and Child Mortality and Subsequent Fertility in Indonesia: 10 Micro and Macro Effects of Child Mortality on Fertility: The Case of India:

So I am remembering the current extent of child mortality and the direction of change that we have seen: The number of child deaths is falling; there were times as many child deaths 50 years ago. But child deaths are still extremely common; 11 children are dying every minute. Fact #2: Since , the fertility rate has fallen by half. Philippe Ariès’s Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life () is one of the most influential—and divisive—histories of childhood ever written. Originally child mortality was becoming more the exception than the rule, and second, that children had become important enough to their families to be mourned (40).   Over the past years, life expectancy (from birth) in the United States has risen from years in , to years in Fig. 1. Infant mortality rate, (deaths per 1, live births) Infant mortality has declined in all regions since , however progress in Sub-Saharan Africa has been slower than elsewhere (Fig.2). In Southern Asia - the region with the second highest infant mortality rate - a 65 percent decline occurred over a period of 50 years. Even larger.