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Table 1 Rate ratio -based comparison of communicable disease-specific IMRs between different rural regions in China

From: Communicable disease mortality trends and characteristics of infants in rural China, 1996–2015

Rural regions and time periodRate ratio of communicable disease-specific IMRs between different regions
All diseasesARIDiarrheaSepticemiaMeningitis
Central vs. Eastern
 1996–20002.1 (1.9, 2.4)2.2 (1.9, 2.6)1.9 (1.3, 2.9)1.0 (0.6, 1.5)4.2 (2.0, 8.9)
 2001–20053.1 (2.5, 3.8)3.3 (2.6, 4.2)7.8 (3.4, 17.9)1.5 (0.9, 2.7)2.1 (0.7, 6.2)
 2006–20101.8 (1.5, 2.1)1.9 (1.5, 2.3)1.7 (1.0, 2.7)1.8 (1.1, 3.1)1.6 (0.9, 2.9)
 2011–20151.7 (1.5, 2.0)1.7 (1.4, 2.1)1.3 (0.8, 2.1)1.9 (1.3, 2.7)2.1 (1.1, 4.2)
Western vs. Eastern
 1996–20004.4 (3.9, 5.0)4.3 (3.7,5.0)9.5 (6.6, 13.8)1.2 (0.7, 1.8)2.3 (1.0, 5.1)
 2001–20059.8 (8.1, 12.0)10.2 (8.1, 12.9)34.6 (15.4, 77.8)2.2 (1.2, 3.9)4.4 (1.5, 12.8)
 2006–20104.8 (4.1, 5.6)5.1 (4.2, 6.2)7.9 (5.0, 12.2)2.1 (1.2, 3.5)2.0 (1.1, 3.6)
 2011–20155.2 (4.5, 6.0)5.6 (4.7, 6.7)9.4 (6.2, 14.2)1.5 (1.0, 2.2)3.7 (1.9, 7.2)