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The extraordinary decline of infant and childhood mortality among Palestinian refugees

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dc.contributor.author Khawaja M.
dc.contributor.editor
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-18T13:30:45Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-18T13:30:45Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier 10.1016/S0277-9536(03)00212-0
dc.identifier.issn 2779536
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/20452
dc.description.abstract This article documents the levels and patterns of infant and child mortality among Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and the Palestinian areas based on comparable data from household sample surveys conducted since 1995. The findings show that Palestinian refugees have clear advantage in mortality levels as compared to their non-refugee counterparts in every setting, and refugees living in the camps have similar or lower levels of mortality than their non-camp counterparts, other things being equal. The recent decline of infant and child mortality among this vulnerable segment of the Palestinian population demonstrates the importance of political will in halting the truncation of infant lives. An examination of the mortality patterns by sex and education sheds light on the nature of the decline currently underway. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (463-470)
dc.language English
dc.publisher OXFORD
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Social Science and Medicine; Publication Year: 2004; Volume: 58; no. 3; Pages: (463-470);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title The extraordinary decline of infant and childhood mortality among Palestinian refugees
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Khawaja, M., Ctr. for Res. on Pop. and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Khawaja, M.; Ctr. for Res. on Pop. and Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; email: marwan.khawaja@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences; Department: Center for Research on Population and Health;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Center for Research on Population and Health
dc.contributor.authorDivision
dc.contributor.authorEmail
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Khawaja, M
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dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Khawaja, M (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Fac Hlth Sci, Ctr Res Populat and Hlth, Beirut, Lebanon.
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.coden SSMDE
dc.identifier.pubmedID 14652044
dc.identifier.scopusID 344064345
dc.publisher.address THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, ENGLAND
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Soc. Sci. Med.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 3
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Social Science and Medicine
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Soc. Sci. Med.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 58
dc.source.ID WOS:000187743300002
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Childhood mortality
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Infant mortality
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Palestinian refugees
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Political causation
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Public health
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword UNRWA
dc.subject.otherIndex child health
dc.subject.otherIndex child mortality
dc.subject.otherIndex infant mortality
dc.subject.otherIndex refugee
dc.subject.otherIndex Arab
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex child health
dc.subject.otherIndex child welfare
dc.subject.otherIndex childhood mortality
dc.subject.otherIndex controlled study
dc.subject.otherIndex correlation analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex economic aspect
dc.subject.otherIndex education
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex geography
dc.subject.otherIndex health survey
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex infant mortality
dc.subject.otherIndex Jordan
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex Palestine
dc.subject.otherIndex politics
dc.subject.otherIndex population research
dc.subject.otherIndex refugee
dc.subject.otherIndex sex ratio
dc.subject.otherIndex Arabs
dc.subject.otherIndex Child
dc.subject.otherIndex Child, Preschool
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Infant
dc.subject.otherIndex Infant Mortality
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle East
dc.subject.otherIndex Politics
dc.subject.otherIndex Public Health
dc.subject.otherIndex Refugees
dc.subject.otherIndex Asia
dc.subject.otherIndex Eurasia
dc.subject.otherIndex Jordan
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle East
dc.subject.otherIndex Palestine
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus FERTILITY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus HEALTH
dc.subject.otherWOS Public, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.subject.otherWOS Social Sciences, Biomedical
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0277-9536(03)00212-0


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