International Ranking of Infant Mortality Rates

Taiwan Compared with European Countries

Fu Wen Liang, Tsung Hsueh Lu, Mei Hwan Wu, Hung Chi Lue, Tung Liang Chiang, Ya Li Huang, Lea Hua Chen

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

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摘要

Background: Rankings of infant mortality rates are commonly cited international comparisons to assess the health status of individual countries. We compared the infant mortality rate of Taiwan with those of European countries for 2004 according to two definitions. Methods: First, the countries were ranked on the basis of crude infant, neonatal, and postneonatal mortality rates. The countries were then ranked according to the mortality rates calculated after exclusion of live births with a known birth weight of th, 12th, and 15th among 26 high-income countries for crude infant, neonatal, and postneonatal mortality rates, respectively. The ranks were 12th, 16th, and 15th, respectively, for mortality rates, excluding live births with a birth weight of th vs. 12th) according the two definitions. However, after consideration of the confidence interval, only six countries (Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Austria, and Germany) had infant mortality rates statistically significantly lower than those of Taiwan in 2004.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)326-332
期刊Pediatrics and Neonatology
57
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 八月 1 2016

指紋

Infant Mortality
Taiwan
Mortality
Live Birth
Birth Weight
Austria
Czech Republic
Belgium
Finland
Sweden
Health Status
Germany
Confidence Intervals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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International Ranking of Infant Mortality Rates : Taiwan Compared with European Countries. / Liang, Fu Wen; Lu, Tsung Hsueh; Wu, Mei Hwan; Lue, Hung Chi; Chiang, Tung Liang; Huang, Ya Li; Chen, Lea Hua.

於: Pediatrics and Neonatology, 卷 57, 編號 4, 01.08.2016, p. 326-332.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Liang, Fu Wen ; Lu, Tsung Hsueh ; Wu, Mei Hwan ; Lue, Hung Chi ; Chiang, Tung Liang ; Huang, Ya Li ; Chen, Lea Hua. / International Ranking of Infant Mortality Rates : Taiwan Compared with European Countries. 於: Pediatrics and Neonatology. 2016 ; 卷 57, 編號 4. 頁 326-332.
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