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Term: Causes of Child Mortality

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2020-07-20


Causes of death for children aged 1 to 19, categorized by the chapters of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes as reported on the Death Certificate (also known as the Medical Certificate of Death) from Vital Statistics. Usually only the top ten most common causes are reported. Records that do not specify a cause of death are included in the category "All Others".

For more information on the categories from the ICD Chapters, see the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Chapters glossary term.

For more information on MCHP research into the causes of child mortality, see:

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  • Chartier M, Brownell M, MacWilliam L, Valdivia J, Nie Y, Ekuma O, Burchill C, Hu M, Rajotte L, Kulbaba C. The Mental Health of Manitoba's Children. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2016. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)
  • Fransoo R, Mahar A, The Need to Know Team, Anderson A, Prior H, Koseva I, McCulloch S, Jarmasz J, Burchill S. The 2019 RHA Indicators Atlas. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2019. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)

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