Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038
LEON LOPEZ, Rogelio; GALLEGOS MACHADO, Bárbara; ESTEVEZ RODRIGUEZ, Eduardo y RODRIGUEZ GARCIA, Sonia. Mortalidad infantil: Análisis de un decenio. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 1998, vol.14, n.6, pp. 606-610. ISSN 1561-3038.
A descriptive and retrospective study was conducted aimed at knowing the behavior of infant mortality rate at the "30 de Noviembre" Teaching Polyclinic from 1985 to 1994. The 29 infants under one year who died in that health area during that period were studied. Infant mortality rate in its different components was calculated by every year under study. It was found that infant mortality rates in our area had a cyclical behavior, that early neonatal mortality had the highest number of deaths, and that the main cause of death were sepsis, low birth weight and hypoxia. Emphasis is made on the need of implementing a plan of measures to reduce infant mortality rate in the area
Palabras llave : INFANT MORTALITY; MORTALITY RATE; CAUSE OF DEATH; CUBA.