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Direct estimates of cause-specific mortality fractions and rates of under-five deaths in the northern and southern regions of Nigeria by verbal autopsy interview

Publish Date: May 2017
Author: Adeyinka Adewemimo, Henry D. Kalter, Jamie Perin, Alain K. Koffi, John Quinley, Robert E. Black

Published in PLOS ONE, this study was conducted by national and international bodies that collaborated in this study to provide the first ever direct estimates of the causes of under-five mortality in Nigeria. The findings support that there is an epidemiological transition ongoing in southern Nigeria, suggest the way forward to a similar transition in the North, and can help guide maternal, neonatal and child health programming and their regional and zonal foci within the country.

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