Indirect estimation of child mortality using 2011 census data in Islamic Republic of Iran

Mokhayeri, Yaser and Riahi, Seyed-Mohammad and Rafiei, Elahe and Hashemi-Nazari, Seyed Saeed (2019) Indirect estimation of child mortality using 2011 census data in Islamic Republic of Iran. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal.

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Background: Child mortality is considered to be one of the key indicators of child health. Aims: The main objective of this research was to calculate child mortality rates (CMRs) indirectly, using census data, and to investigate using spatial pattern analysis the presence of any clustering patterns among provincial regions. Methods: The Trussell version of the Brass method and Coale–Demeny West model were used to estimate CMRs and life expectancy (LE) at birth. The analyses were performed using the QFive program of MORTPAK 4 software. For cluster analysis, local and global Moran’s I indexes were measured. Results: Infant mortality rate, under-5 mortality rate, 1–4 mortality rate and LE at birth were estimated as 21.9, 26, 4.1 (deaths per 1000 live births) and 72.1 years, respectively. Global Moran’s I index was calculated as 0.09, 0.0.9, 0.08 and 0.12, respectively. Conclusion: Special attention must be paid in provinces with high clusters regarding the evaluation of public health programmes, and the cause of failure of these programmes in reduction of childhood mortality indices. Keywords: child mortality rate, infant mortality rate, spatial clustering, Islamic Republic of Iran, life expectancy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 10 May 2020 07:05
Last Modified: 10 May 2020 07:05

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