Tag: pediatric deaths

1. Stricter state gun laws, as measured by a scorecard, were associated with decreased firearm-related mortality rate in children, after adjusting for sociodemographic factors and gun ownership. 2. States with laws requiring universal background checks for firearm purchases that had been in effect for ≥5 years had significantly lower rates...
1. About 1 in 25 children younger than age 15 years died within 90 days of hospital discharge in Southern Mozambique; over half of all mortalities occurred within 30 days of discharge. 2. Risk factors for 90-day post-discharge mortality (PDM) included young age, severe malnutrition, history of diarrhea, and absconding...