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In this article authored by Singh, there was a mistake in expressing
the infant mortality in China, which could be traced back to its reference
"China human development report 2005". Infant mortality should be with its
"unit" of per 1000 live births rather than percent (%).
This correction could be confirmed by the data of "Mortality Rate of
5-year in Surveillance Region" issued by China Ministry of Health
(http://www.moh.gov.cn/open/statistics/digest06/y39.htm). The infant
mortality in rural areas was range from 58.0 per 1,000 live births in 1991
to 24.5 per 1,000 live births in 2004, which were higher than that in
urban area (17.3 per 1,000 live births and 10.1 per 1,000 live births,
No competing interests
24 March 2007
School of Public Health, Peking University Health Science Center,Beijing 100083