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Title:War Crisis and Child Mortality in Eritrea: 1981-1995
Author:Woldemicael, GebremariamISNI
Year:2003
Periodical:Journal of Eritrean Studies (Asmara)
Volume:2
Issue:1-2
Period:May-December
Pages:1-8
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Eritrea
Northeast Africa
Subjects:child mortality
national liberation struggles
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Health and Nutrition
History and Exploration
demography
Children--Mortality
war
Demographic analysis
Abstract:During the two or more decades before mid-1991, Eritrea was wrecked by political instability and war. This had serious demographic consequences, notably on infant and child mortality. This paper assesses the impact of the war for independence between 1981 and 1990 and of peace and political stability after the war (1991-1995) on early mortality by using the 1995 Eritrea Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS). It focuses on children born between one month and fifteen years before the survey. The results show that while infant and childhood mortality was almost constant during the war period, there was a substantial decline during the postwar period, which was more marked in rural than in urban areas. Bibliogr., note, sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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