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Beyond causes of death: The social determinants of mortality among children aged 1-59 months in Nigeria from 2009 to 2013

Publish Date: May 2017
Author: Alain K. Koffi, Henry D. Kalter, Ezenwa N. Loveth, John Quinley, Joseph Monehin, Robert E. Black

The 2014 Verbal and Social Autopsy Study was conducted based on a nationally representative sample of 3,254 deaths that occurred in children under the age of five and were reported on the birth history component of the 2013 Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey. Published in PLOS ONE, this is a descriptive analysis of the preventive and curative care sought and obtained for the 2,057 children aged 1–59 months who died in Nigeria and performed regional (North vs. South) comparisons.

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