Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Low infant mortality among Palestine refugees despite the odds

Flavia Riccardo, Ali Khader & Guido Sabatinelli

Volume 89, Number 4, April 2011, 304-311

Table 2. Death rate among children preceding the youngest neonate in birth order, mean interval between births and reference time, by field of operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, 2008

Field Deaths in preceding children
Mean birth interval (months) Reference timea
No. % Corrected %8
Jordan 81 2.3 2.55 36.9 Jan 2006
Lebanon 34 1.9 2.09 43.7 Aug 2005
Syrian Arab Republic 85 2.7 2.96 40.5 Nov 2005
West Bank 41 1.9 2.10 36.2 Jan 2006
Gaza Strip 77 2.1 2.26 36.8 Jan 2006

a Month and year that the mortality estimates refer to, calculated from the mean birth interval and the mean age of the youngest neonate at the time of registration.5