Trends in cause-specific mortality among children aged 5-14 years from 2005 to 2016 in India, China, Brazil, and Mexico: an analysis of nationally representative mortality studies.

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:

India: Million Death Study by the Registrar General of India

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)


Mortality: United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation

Population: United Nations World Population Prospects

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