Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine, Third Edition - Chapter 30 - Gender-Based Differences in Mortality in Indian Children Aged 5 to 14 years

Elsevier, Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine (Third Edition), Academic Press, 2017, Pages 435-441.
Claire K. Nguyen and Shaun K. Morris

There are more child deaths in India than in any other country. Skewed sex ratios at birth and higher mortality rates for girls from certain conditions in the under 5 year age group suggest that there are likely multiple complex factors resulting in increased risks for girls. There has been limited research on mortality in Indian children older than 5 years. This chapter explores some of the factors associated with high mortality rates in Indian girls including in the 5 to 14 age group.