Gatti, Anna Maria (2002) La mortalità infantile tra Ottocento e Novecento. La Sardegna nel panorama italiano. Quaderni del Dipartimento di Ricerche Economiche e Sociali - Sezione statistica .
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In this paper some factors affecting the spatial and diachronic variability of the infant mortality in Italy are discussed together with the age structure and the seasonal pattern of infant deaths in Sardinia. The first official statistics after unification of Italy, in the nineteenth century, revealed the existence of significant regional differences in the levels of infant and child mortality. Sardinia seems to have been in better conditions since his infant mortality rate appears to be lower compared to all the other Italian regions. This advantage depends crucially on the very low risk for new-borns to die in the first month. However, after that period, between 1 and 12 months, the mortality rate in Sardinia was higher than the one referred to Italy average. A similar pattern of low neonatal and high post-neonatal mortality was observed in some areas of Great Britain (west Cornwall and south-Wales) as well, but it remains difficult to explain.
|Publisher:||Dipartimento di Ricerche Economiche e Sociali - Università di Cagliari|
|Institution:||Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari|
|Divisions:||Dipartimenti (fino a dicembre 2011) > Dipartimento di Ricerche economiche e sociali|
|Subjects:||Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-S/05 Statistica sociale|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Infant mortality, regional differences, Sardinia.|
|Deposited On:||02 Dec 2009 23:38|
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