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Table 5 Distribution of the probable causes of death in KA-HDSS, September 2009 to August 2013

From: Infant mortality and causes of infant deaths in rural Ethiopia: a population-based cohort of 3684 births

Probable causes of neonatal death (n = 80) Number of deaths (%)
Bacterial sepsis 26 (32.5)
prematurity 19 (23.7)
Birth Asphyxia 11 (13.8)
Undetermined 11 (13.8)
Acute lower respiratory tract infections 4 (5.0)
Congenital malformation 3 (3.8)
Still birth 2 (2.5)
Others 4 (5.0)
Total 80 (100)
Probable causes of post-neonatal deaths (n = 67)  
Acute lower respiratory tract infections 12 (17.9)
Bacterial sepsis of new born 10 (14.9)
Intestinal infection disease 8 (11.9)
Severe malnutrition 8 (11.9)
Undetermined 8 (11.9)
Congenital malformation 5 (7.5)
Birth asphyxia and perinatal respiratory infections 4 (6.0)
Accidents 3 (4.5)
Others 9 (13.4)
Total 67 (100)