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DHS Survey Indicators Early Childhood Mortality

INFANT AND CHILD MORTALITY

Infant and child mortality (5 year rates)  
Infant and child mortality rates by five-year periods preceding the survey (excludes month of interview from analysis).

Infant and child mortality by background characteristics (10 year rates)  
Infant and child mortality rates for the ten-year period preceding the survey, by selected background characteristics (five year period for medical maternity care) (excludes month of interview from analysis).

Infant and child mortality by demographic characteristics (10 year rates)  
Infant and child mortality rates for the ten-year period preceding the survey, by selected demographic characteristics (five or three year period for size of child at birth) (excludes month of interview from analysis).
 

HIGH-RISK FERTILITY BEHAVIOR

High-risk fertility behavior  
Percent distribution of children born in the last five years preceding the survey, by category of elevated risk of mortality, and percent distribution of currently married women at risk of conceiving a child with an elevated risk of mortality, by category of increased risk.
 

REPORTING OF AGE AT DEATH IN DAYS

Reporting of age at death in days  
Distribution of reported deaths under 1 month of age (percent early neonatal) by age at death in days and the percentage of neonatal deaths reported to occur at ages 0-6 days, for five year periods preceding the survey.


REPORTING OF AGE AT DEATH IN MONTHS

Reporting of age at death in months

Distribution of reported deaths under 2 years of age (percent neonatal) by age at death in months and the percentage of infant deaths reported to occur at ages under one month, for five year periods preceding the survey.


PERINATAL MORTALITY

Perinatal mortality  
Number of stillbirths and early neonatal deaths, and the perinatal mortality rate for the five-year period preceding the survey, by background characteristics.