Investigation the mortality rate of children (infants) in west area of Isfahan province from 2006 to 2012

Document Type: Original Article


Chadegan Health Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, I.R. Iran


Background and aims: The study investigated mortality rates of children in west area of Isfahan province in 2006-2012.
Methods: This cross- sectional study performed in a seven- years period by using information received from Isfahan Health center on neonatal mortality rate, and infant mortality rate under 5 years mortality rate in the west of Isfahan province.
Results: The results showed that the NMR in rural areas was 13.5 and in urban areas was 9.5, IMR in rural areas was 18.6 and in urban areas was 13.5, and also U5MR in rural areas was 21.8 and in urban areas was 15.3, Results showed significant relation between indicators of NMR and IMR and U5MR with their life area showing.
Conclusion: The results showed that the family physician design has been effective in reducing child mortality, but child mortality rates are still higher in rural areas than urban areas. Therefore, it can be concluded that with implementation family physician design only couldn’t change healthy indications in different areas by itself. Other social and economic factors such as income and health education should be improved along with it.


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