Low infant mortality among Palestine refugees despite the odds
Flavia Riccardo, Ali Khader & Guido Sabatinelli
Volume 89, Number 4, April 2011, 304-311
Table 3. Neonatal, post-neonatal, infant mortality and early child mortality among Palestine refugees, by field of operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, 2008
||Age (years) at death (age “q”)b||Mortalitya at age “q” (CI)||Infant mortalitya in host countries
||MDG 4 benchmarka|
|Jordan||15.1||7.5||22.6 (17.3–28.3)||2.5||25.4 (18.6–33.4)||22.0||22.0|
|Lebanon||14.1||4.9||19.0 (12.6–25.9)||3.0||20.8 (13.0–30.9)||27.0||21.3|
|Syrian Arab Republic||17.4||10.8||28.2 (21.5–34.6)||2.7||29.6 (21.9–38.0)||16.0||20.0|
|West Bank||15.4||4.1||19.5 (13.8–25.3)||2.5||21.0 (14.1–29.5)||24.0c||22.0c|
|Gaza Strip||12.0||8.2||20.2 (15.2–25.5)||2.5||22.6 (16.2–29.9)|
CI, confidence interval; MDG, Millennium Development Goal.
a Per 1000 live births.
b Age “q” is the oldest age at death as estimated by the preceding child technique. It is determined from the birth interval between the index birth and the preceding birth and the age at registration of the index child.
c Data refer to the entire territory of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Source: Infant mortality in host countries and MDG 4 benchmark were compiled from UN MDG9 and UNICEF.10