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Estimates of World-Wide Distribution of Child Deaths From Acute Respiratory Infections

To establish a relation between deaths due to acute respiratory infections (ARI) and all-cause deaths in children under 5 years we show that the proportion of deaths directly attributable to ARI declines from 23% to 18% and then 15% (95% confidence limits range from +/- 2% to +/- 3%) as under-5 mortality declines from 50 to 20 and then to 10/1000 per year. This article was published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Williams B, Gouws E, Boschi-Pinto C, Bryce J, Dye C

Published: 2002

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Citation: Williams B, Gouws E, Boschi-Pinto C, Bryce J, Dye C. Estimates of World-wide Distribution of Child Deaths From Acute Respiratory Infections. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2002;2(1):25-32.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Pneumococcus

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global