Table 3

Cause of death in 442 infants who died aged 1 year

No of deathsCause specific mortality
CauseTotalMaleFemaleMaleFemaleOdds ratio(95% C)χ2P value
Unexplained deaths4411332.9310.123.48 (1.69 to 7.31)13.34<0.05
Diarrhoea9532638.5319.322.29 (1.46 to 3.59)14.42<0.05
Acute respiratory infection4822265.867.971.36 (0.75 to 2.50)0.850.36
High fever5411.060.30.29 (0.01 to 2.70)0.550.46
Malnutrition14771.862.141.15 (0.36 to 3.64)01
Jaundice4310.790.30.38 (0.02 to 4.29)0.130.72
Birth asphyxia6234289.068.590.95 (0.56 to 1.61)0.010.93
Immaturity5528277.468.281.11 (0.63 to 1.95)0.060.8
Septicaemia3920195.335.821.09 (0.56 to 2.14)0.010.91
Congenital anomaly3724136.393.980.62 (0.30 to 1.28)1.50.22
Convulsions9541.331.220.92 (0.21 to 3.93)0.040.83
Injury5140.271.234.61 (0.49 to 108.27)1.110.29
Others*14952.391.530.64 (0.19 to 2.08)0.290.59
Data not available11832.130.920.43 (0.09 to 1.78)0.950.33
  • * Meningitis with septicaemia (2), strangulated hernia (1), aspiration of feed (1), exanthematous fever (1), birth trauma (1), bleeding from cord with exsanguination (2), postoperative complication of shunt surgery for hydrocephalus (1), Rh incompatibility (1), sepsis (1), possible reaction to injection given to control vomiting (1).