Age and sex patterns of premature mortality in India.
Bottom Line: Although evidence suggests recent reductions in infant and child mortality, little is known about the age and sex patterns of premature deaths in India.These findings suggest a significant improvement in early childhood mortality and increasing mortality trends in 30-45-year-old adult males.The increasing share of premature deaths among adults and high levels of premature mortality suggest an improvement in child survival increased attention should be given to prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases in order to avoid premature deaths in India.
Affiliation: International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.Show MeSH
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Mentions: Figures 4 and 5 depicts the age pattern of WYPLL for the top three causes of death among males and females. Diarrhoeal diseases account for the majority of years lost among children (0–14 years), while CVD accounts for the most life years lost among adults and the older population. The adult population is affected by both communicable and non-communicable diseases. For example, among males, CVD and tuberculosis are high at adult ages. Similarly, among adult females, CVD and malignant and other neoplasms are leading causes of premature mortality.
Affiliation: International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.