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Table 2 The cause specific neonatal mortality rate (per 1000 live births) by rural-urban residence in Gansu province, 2004-09

From: Rural-urban differences of neonatal mortality in a poorly developed province of China

Death cause Urban Rural Rural-urban rate ratio(95%CI)
  Neonatal death Mortality rate(95%CI) Proportion(%) Neonatal death Mortality rate(95%CI) Proportion(%)  
Birth asphyxia 211 2.7(2.4-3.1) 36 233 6.1(5.3-6.9) 34.4 2.2(1.9-4.6)
Preterm or low-birth weight 150 1.9(1.6-2.2) 25.6 187 4.9(4.2-5.6) 27.6 2.5 (2.1-6.8)
Congenital malformation 110 1.4(1.2-1.7) 18.8 83 2.2(1.7-2.6) 12.3 1.5 (1.2-1.6)
Pneumonia 65 0.8(0.7-1.1) 11.1 82 2.2(1.7-2.6) 12.1 2.6(1.8-4.8)
Others 50 0.6(0.5-0.9) 8.5 92 2.4(1.9-2.9) 13.6 3.8(2.6-27.8)
Total 586 7.5(6.9-8.1) 100 677 17.8(16.5-19.1) 100 2.4 (2.1-6.2)