With global survival increasing for children younger than 5 years of age, attention is required to reduce the approximately 1 million deaths of children aged 5–14 years occurring every year. Causes of death at these ages remain poorly documented. We aimed to explore trends in mortality by causes of death in India, China, Brazil, and Mexico, which are home to about 40% of the world’s children aged 5–14 years and experience more than 200 000 deaths annually at these ages.
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Data sources used in the study:
Country causes of death:
China: Disease Surveillance Points and the Integrated Mortality System (2005-2011;2012-2016) administered by the
Chinese Centre for Disease control and Prevention
Brazil: Brazilian Ministry of Health’s Banco de dados dos Sistemasde Informação sobre Mortalidade (SIM)
Mexico: Mexican Instituto Nacionalde Estadísticay Geografía (INEGI)
Population: United Nations World Population Prospects
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