:: Volume 24, Issue 1 (3-2022) ::
JBUMS 2022, 24(1): 56-65 Back to browse issues page
The Mortality Rate in Children Aged 1-59 Months in Affiliated Healthcare Centers of Babol University of Medical Sciences Based on ICD10
SF Hosseini , Y Zahedpasha * , MA Jahani , A Bijani , T Salmanian
2.Non-Communicable Pediatric Disease Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, I.R.Iran. , zypasha@gmail.com
Abstract:   (1383 Views)
Background and Objective: The mortality in children aged 1-59 months is one of the important indicators in assessing the general health status of a community. The death control system for children aged 1-59 months is used to record and review this indicator in Iran. This study was performed to investigate the mortality rate in children aged 1-59 months in affiliated healthcare centers of Babol University of Medical Sciences based on ICD10.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, all cases of death in children aged 1-59 months registered in affiliated healthcare centers of Babol University of Medical Sciences in 2009-2020 were collected by referring to the reports recorded in the death control system for children aged 1-59 months. Then, information about the cause of death and the trends of mortality during the years 2009-2020 were reviewed.
Findings: Out of a total of 303 cases of death in children aged 1-59 months, 179 cases (59.07%) were boys, the mean age of children was 13.08±15.12 months and with 175 cases (57.75%), the highest mortality rate was related to urban areas. The general trend of mortality was declining; from 41 cases in 2009 to 14 cases in 2020 (p≤0.001). Congenital and chromosomal abnormalities in 100 cases (34%), endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases in 56 cases (18.48%), nervous system diseases in 23 cases (7.59%) and cancers in 22 cases (7.26%) were respectively the most common causes of death.
Conclusion: The results show a declining trend in the mortality of children aged 1-59 months.
Keywords: Children Aged 1-59 Months, Death Rate, The International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
Full-Text [PDF 423 kb]   (269 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: CH
Received: 2021/06/7 | Accepted: 2021/09/27 | Published: 2022/03/19


XML   Persian Abstract   Print



Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 24, Issue 1 (3-2022) Back to browse issues page