Greener Journal of Medical Sciences Vol. 6 (1), pp. 025-029, March 2016.
ISSN: 2276-7797 © 2015 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 031416061
Epi-Statistical Analysis of Early Years Mortality in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Yeboah David Achanfuo
Professor of Epidemiology, College of Arts and Sciences, Abu Dhabi University, P O Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
This study undertakes epi-statistical analysis of early years mortality data in Abu Dhabi, i.e. mortality for the first 4 years of life in Abu Dhabi. This methodology involves the computation of rates and related measures during the period 2010-2911. The study found clear disparities in mortality by geographical region in the Abu Dhabi population aged 0-4 years. The study found further that stillbirths, neonatal mortality and infant mortality declined in Abu Dhabi during the 2010-2011 period. The study concludes that the massive improvements in early years mortality is likely to continue as the Emirate embarks on further developments in the health sector. The study concludes further that health care affordability, resulting from mandatory health insurance, has improved access to and use of health services in maternity and obstetrics. It is also the contention of the study that the improvements will continue into the future.
Keywords: Early years, mortality, stillbirths, neonatal infant Abu Dhabi.
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