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Low Child Survival Index in a Multi-Dimensionally Poor Amerindian Population in Venezuela

A. Villalba, Julian; Liu, Yushi; K. Alvarez, Mauyuri; Calderon, Luisana; Canache, Merari; Cardenas, Gaudymar; Del Nogal, Berenice; E. Takiff, Howard; De Waard, Jacobus H.;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
<div><p>Background</p><p>Warao Amerindians, who inhabit the Orinoco Delta, are the second largest indigenous group in Venezuela.  High Warao general mortality rates were mentioned in a limited study 21 years ago. However, there have been no comprehensive studies addressing child survival across the entire population.</p> <p>Objectives</p><p>To determine the Child Survival-Index (CSI) (ratio: still-living children/total-live births) in the Warao population, the principal causes of childhood death and the socio-demographic factors associated with childhood deaths.</p> <p>Methods</p><p>We conducted a cross-sectional epidemiological survey of 688 women from 97 commu...
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free text keywords: Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Biological Sciences, Science Policy, multi-dimensionally, amerindian
Communities
Science and Innovation Policy Studies
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