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Table 4 Sex differentials in cause-specific mortality rate (per 1000 lb) among children below five years during 2002-07

From: Temporal trends and gender differentials in causes of childhood deaths at Ballabgarh, India - Need for revisiting child survival strategies

Causes of death M (N = 6,604) F (N = 5,509) Risk Ratio of female/male (95% C.I.)
N CSMR % N CSMR %
Preterm 41 6.2 12.2 52 9.4 10.9 1.52 (1.01 – 2.29)
Septicemia 12 1.8 3.6 19 3.5 4.0 1.90 (0.92 – 3.91)
Birth Asphyxia 22 3.3 6.6 21 3.8 4.4 1.14 (0.63 – 2.08)
Acute lower respiratory Infections (Pneumonia) 53 8.0 15.8 54 9.8 11.4 1.22 (0.84 – 1.78)
Diarrhea 44 6.7 13.1 84 15.3 17.7 2.29 (1.59 – 3.29)
Severe Malnutrition 21 3.2 6.3 59 10.7 12.4 3.37 (2.05 – 5.53)
Injuries 12 1.8 3.6 13 2.4 2.7 1.30 (0.59 – 2.84)
Other Infections 33 5.0 9.9 40 7.3 8.4 1.45 (0.92 – 2.30)
Other Causes 56 8.5 16.7 69 12.5 14.5 1.48 (1.04 – 2.10)
Unclassified 42 6.2 12.2 64 11.6 13.5 1.87 (1.27 – 2.77)
All Causes 335 50.7 100 475 86.2 100 1.67 (1.46 – 1.52)