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The global burden of disease - a comprehensive assessment of mortality and disability form diseases, injuries and risk factors in 1990 and projected to 2020

Author: Murray CJL, Lopez AD. Global Burden of Disease and Injury Series,
Year: 1990
Resource type: Report

The global burden of disease: a comprehensive assessment of mortality and disability form diseases, injuries and risk factors in 1990 and projected to 2020. Murray CJL, Lopez AD. Global Burden of Disease and Injury Series, vol 1. Cambridge: Harvard School of Public Health 1996

Pooled analysis of studies from 6 less-devped countries (Brazil, the Gambia, Pakistan, Philippines and Senegal) shows ARI and/or diarrhoea are leading causes of deaths from infectious diseases in all countries except Ghana and Senegal and overall odds ration of IMR associated with not breastfeeding ranged from 1.9 in the Philippines to 7.9 in Pakistan. Higher level of protection was observed in younger infants with an average of a 6-fold greater risk of dying form infectious diseases in the first 2 months of age among non-breastfed infants.

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