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Alipour A, GHadiri S, Khazaei L. Estimation of Deaths in Under One-year Children in Mazandaran Province, North of Iran, using Hospital Information. irje. 2018; 14 (2) :144-152
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6037-en.html
1- PhD in Epidemiology, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Thalassemia Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2- Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
3- Msc Student in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , leilakhazaei.8@gmail.com
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Background and Objectives: The cause of death in children under one year can be an important tool for designing prevention strategies and reducing the mortality rate. The aim of this study was to estimate the number of deaths in children under one year using the Mr. Murray’s estimation index in Mazandaran Province, and to compare this estimation with reported cases of civil registration organization.
Methods: All deaths of children under one year between 2011 to 2014 registered in hospitals across Mazandaran Province were included in this study. The cause of death as coded in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) was converted to Murray classification. The coefficients in each of the Murray levels were used to estimate actual death cases. We compared this estimation with the number of deaths that is reported annually by civil registration organization. 
Results: Seven hundred and sixty four deaths occurred in this period. The leading causes of death in children under one year were conditions of the perinatal period, congenital anomalies and chromosomal disorders, respiratory diseases, and diseases of the cardiovascular system. The Murray method estimated 1711 deaths for the entire Province.
Conclusion: the Murray method predicted that from 2011 to 2014, 390-445 children under one year died in Mazandaran Province annually. There is a controversy between the estimates obtained in this study and the number of deaths reported by the civil registration organization, which may indicate a defect in a complete registration of deaths by this organization.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/09/25 | Accepted: 2018/09/25 | Published: 2018/09/25

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