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Table 1 Impact of eliminating mortality disparities within developing countries, by lowering mortality rates to those enjoyed by the highest economic decile within those countries: 67 low- and middle-income countries, 2007

From: Where is the gap?: the contribution of disparities within developing countries to global inequalities in under-five mortality

Section A. Actual mortality gap
1. Number of births (from Additional file 1: Table S2) 83,849,024
2. Number of under-5 deaths (from Additional file 1: Table S2) 6,555,200
3. No. of deaths at developed countries’ Rate (line 1 × .007)* 586,943
4. Actual mortality gap (line 2 – line 3) 5,968,257
Section B. Reduced mortality gap
5. Number of births (from Additional file 1: Table S2) 83,849,024
6. Number of under-5 deaths (from Additional file 1: Table S2) 6,555,200
7. No. of deaths at rate of countries’ best-off group (line 5 × top decile rate of 0.0441 deaths per live birth**) 3,697,742
8. Reduced mortality gap (line 6 – line 7) 2,857,458
Section C. Reduction in actual mortality gap by achieving reduced mortality gap
9. Reduced mortality gap (from line 8) 2,857,458
10. Actual mortality gap (from line 4) 5,968,257
11. Percent reduction in actual gap by achieving reduced gap (line 9 ÷ line 10) 47.9%
  1. *The World Bank, World Development Indicators, 2012 (Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2012).
  2. http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-indicators
  3. **The mortality rate was not rounded for the calculation, so the value Line 7 differs slightly from Line 5 × 0.0441 (the rounded mortality rate).