Cause Specific Infant Mortality in University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu: A Demographic Study
Chinelo Mercy Igwenagu*
Corresponding Author : Chinelo Mercy Igwenagu
Department of Industrial Mathematics/ Applied Statistics, Enugu state University of Science and Technology, Nigeria.
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Received : 2013-12-30 Accepted : 2014-01-06 Published : 2014-01-08
Abstract : Cause specific death rate is the death as a result of a particular cause. It is essential for understanding the overall epidemiological profile of disease in a population over time. This paper has examined the cause specific infant mortality in University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu. In identifying the magnitude of all causes of death, correlation analysis result indicates that out of sixteen causes considered for the period under study, the significant causes were Septicemia, Malaria, IUD, Pneumonia, Gastroenteritis, Still birth, Asphyxia and Aneamia. However, four leading causes were identified as Septicemia, Malaria, Neonatal Sepsis and Pneumonia. Considering mortality variation among gender, Analysis of Variance result with p-value of 0.729 revealed that infant mortality is the same for both gender. It is pertinent to mention that infant mortality is actionable since all the identified leading causes are preventable; this calls for more dedication on both parents and health officials.
Keywords : Mortality, Cause specific death, Infants, Neonatal, Rates and Hospitals.
Citation : Chinelo Mercy Igwenagu (2014) Cause Specific Infant Mortality in University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu: A Demographic Study. J. of Computation in Biosciences and Engineering. V1I1. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.898094
Copyright : © 2014 Chinelo Mercy Igwenagu. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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