Infant mortality in a rural population of Meerut

Authors

  • C Prakash Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut
  • M Bhatnagar Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut
  • R B Singh Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut
  • S K Garg Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut
  • H Chopra Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut
  • J V Singh Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut
  • R K Bansal Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut
  • P V Kaushik Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut

Abstract

A cross sectional study was conducted in eight selected villages of Meerut District [UJP.} to find out infant mortality rate alongwith other various health care delivery practices associated with this. An infant mortality rate of 106.7/1000 LB was found in the study population. Infant mortality was higher in female infants, infants of mothers not availed antenatal care, not received tetanus toxoid, delivered by untrained personnel and where cow-dung was applied to cord stump. Among the causes of infant deaths prematurity or low birth weight was the commonest cause followed by respiratory infections, diarrhoeal diseases and tetanus neonatorum

Infant mortality in a rural population of meerut

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1994-06-30

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Prakash C, Bhatnagar M, Singh RB, Garg SK, Chopra H, Singh JV, et al. Infant mortality in a rural population of Meerut. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 1994 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];7(2):1-3. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/16

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