Health concerns in Kosovo

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6921.138a (Published 08 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:138
  1. Z Radovanovic
  1. Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

    EDITOR, - Everything is possible, according to Lynne Jones's article on the Serbian repression in Kosovo, including a stone age infant mortality of 49% and a rabbit-like birth rate of 29.5%.1 Presumably the author, to avoid Serbian propaganda, ignored official data, according to which the infant mortality in Kosovo in 1990 was 34.4 per 10002 - that is, more than 14-fold lower. However, common sense challenges the notion that each inhabitant, including newborn infants and elderly people of both sexes, gives birth …

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