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Table 4 Malaria mortality rates in The Gambia for children under five from DSS based studies

From: Comparison of all-cause and malaria-specific mortality from two West African countries with different malaria transmission patterns

    Rates per 1,000 PY 2
Study area N1 Year(s) of study IMR CMR U5MR Reference
Farafenni area 3398 1981–83 6.3 10.7 8.5 [39]
  2505 1982–83   13.6 9.9 [58]
  768 1990–91    18.2 [69]
  651 1991   7.9 3.5 [68]
  173 1993–94   18.5   [70]
  487 1999    12.5 [61]
  1364 1999    11.8 [60]
Banjul area 9584 1988–90    14.5 4 [67]
  576 1992–94    12.6 4 [23]
Upper River Division 2393 1982–83   9.6   [63]
  931 1986–87   5.1   
  389 1985    13.0 [64]
  25670 1988–89 7.8 5.6 6.3 [22]
  5414 1989 10.3 6.3 7.3 [29,65]
  5119 1990 8.8 7.2 7.6  
  5256 1991 14.1 9.6 10.6  
  5324 1992 5.3 4.6 4.8  
  5781 1993 8.8 9.1 9.0  
  624 1992–94   15.6   [71]
Lower River Division (South Bank) 200003 1988–89 13.0 16.7 15.8 [21]
  1538 1988 2.8 11.1 6.9 [66]
  1592 1989 2.8 11.3 7.1 [31]
  1. 1 Number of children below five years.
  2. 2 IMR, CMR and U5MR are rates per 1,000 person-years. IMR = Infant Mortality Rate(0–1), CMR = Child Mortality Rate(1–4 years), U5MR = Under-five Mortality Rate(0–4). Estimated mortality rates are in italics.
  3. 3 Whole population and not under-5 year population.
  4. 4 Malaria diagnosis laboratory confirmed.