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Causes of death in children under-5

Distribution of causes of death

among children under 5 years of age

Mauritania, 2000-2003

Causes

Deaths
b Regional

average

(%) (%)

Total neonatal deaths 100 100

Neonatal causes
a 39 26

HIV/AIDS 0 7

Diarrhoeal diseases 16 17

Measles 2 4

Malaria 12 17

Pneumonia 22 21

Injuries 2 2

Others 6 6

Includes diarrhoea during neonatal period a.

Sum of individual proportions may not add up to 100% due to

rounding.

b.

Annual estimated proportions of death

by cause for neonates

Mauritania, 2000

Causes

Deaths
c Regional

averagec

(%) (%)

Total neonatal deaths 100 100

Neonatal tetanus 21 9

Severe infection
a 30 27

Birth asphyxia 17 24

Diarrhoeal diseases 6 3

Congenital anomalies 5 6

Preterm birth
b 16 23

Others 5 7

Includes deaths from pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis/septicaemia

and other infections during the neonatal period.

a.

Includes only deaths directly attributed to prematurity and to specific

complications of preterm birth such as surfactant deficiency, but not

all deaths in preterm infants.

b.

Sum of individual proportions may not equal 100% due to rounding. c.

Causes of Death

Top ten causes of death, all ages

Mauritania, 2002

Causes

Deaths

Years

of Life

Lost

(000) (%) (%)

All causes 40 100 100

Lower respiratory infections 6 17 21

Perinatal conditions 4 11 15

Diarrhoeal diseases 3 9 11

Malaria 2 7 8

Cerebrovascular disease 1 4 2

Ischaemic heart disease 1 4 1

Tuberculosis 1 3 3

Road traffic accidents 1 3 3

Measles 0 1 2

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0 1 0

Source: Death and DALY estimates by cause, 2002

http://www.who.int/entity/healthinfo/statistics/bodgbddeathdalyestimates.xls

Life expectancy at birth among males (years)

Mauritania, 2004

Life expectancy at birth among females (years)

Mauritania, 2004

Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)

Mauritania, 2000

Legend:

WHO African Region

Mauritania

Source: World Health Statistics 2006

 
Source: who.org  

 
   

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