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India is among top five countries for mortality in children under 5

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 27 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7326
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

Preterm birth complications killed more than 300 000 Indian children under 5 in 2013, a new analysis has found.

India was among the five countries with the highest rates of mortality in under 5s last year, with 1.3 million deaths. The other four were Nigeria, Pakistan, China, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.1

The analysis, published in the Lancet, was carried out by Li Liu of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, …

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