Study of Death among Children below five Years of Age and Its Relationship with Person Conducting Delivery and Place of Residence. Using Verbal Autopsy as a Tool in Deharadun

Authors

  • Sushil Dalal1 , Kiran Pande2 , Neetu Pippet3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10473

Keywords:

Qualified personnel, deceased children, mortality rate, Millennium development goal , untrained dai .

Abstract

Substantial reduction in child mortality has occurred in low income and middle income countries in the

late 20th century but more than ten million children younger than five years still die every year , one of the

important factor which has been observed in under five mortality is the person conducting the delivery .

Keeping this in view, this study was conducted to find out relation in-between child mortality of under-five

years of age and its relation with person conducting delivery and place of residence. using verbal autopsy

as a tool in Deharadun.

Methodology: The survey was done on all the houses of the deceased children residing in our field practice

areas by visiting their houses.

Results: Among the 83 deaths reported most of the deaths were conducted by daies and relatives.

Conclusion: Our study shows that delivery conducted by qualified personnel greatly help in reducing

the under-five mortality rate

Author Biography

Sushil Dalal1 , Kiran Pande2 , Neetu Pippet3

1 Associate Professor dept of Community Medicine MMU Amballa, 2Assistant Professor dept of OBG MMU

Mullana Ambala, 3 Additional SMO State Headquarter Ayushman Bharat, Panchkula, Haryana

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Sushil Dalal1 , Kiran Pande2 , Neetu Pippet3. (2020). Study of Death among Children below five Years of Age and Its Relationship with Person Conducting Delivery and Place of Residence. Using Verbal Autopsy as a Tool in Deharadun. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 832-835. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10473