Neonatal mortality almost halved in India between 1990 and 2012BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5772 (Published 22 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5772
- Cheryl Travasso
Neonatal mortality in India fell substantially between 1990 and 2012, but vaccination coverage and stunting from poor nutrition improved only slightly, a new report has shown.
The report, from Unicef, said that between 1990 and 2012 neonatal mortality in India dropped from 51 to 31 deaths per 1000 live births. Moreover, 76% of births between 2007 and 2012 were attended by a skilled healthcare worker.1
Despite this improvement in overall neonatal mortality sex selection is still practised, particularly in northwest and west India. …