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Trends, causes, and risk factors of mortality among children under 5 in Ethiopia, 1990–2013: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013

  • Amare Deribew1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Gizachew Assefa Tessema4, 5,
  • Kebede Deribe6, 7,
  • Yohannes Adama Melaku8, 9,
  • Yihunie Lakew10,
  • Azmeraw T. Amare9, 11, 12,
  • Semaw F. Abera8, 13, 14,
  • Mesoud Mohammed15,
  • Abiy Hiruye15,
  • Efrem Teklay15,
  • Awoke Misganaw16 and
  • Nicholas Kassebaum16
Population Health MetricsAdvancing innovation in health measurement201614:42

Received: 9 July 2016

Accepted: 8 November 2016

Published: 14 November 2016

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14 Nov 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12963-016-0112-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
St. Paul Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
School of Public Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Department of Reproductive Health, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
Wellcome Trust Brighton & Sussex Centre for Global Health Research, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
School of Public Health, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Ethiopian Public Health Association, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Kilte Awlaelo-Health and Demographic Surveillance Site, Tigray, Ethiopia
Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany
Federal Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, USA