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Trend and Pattern of Infant Mortality in West Bengal, India: A Critical Appraisal

  • Narayan Chandra Jana
  • Syfujjaman Tarafder
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Abstract

Infant mortality is defined as the number of infant deaths (one year of age or younger) per 1000 live births. It is a widely used indicator of the total health condition of a community and its general living standard because the causes for infant mortality lie in the stage of social and cultural development of the community.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narayan Chandra Jana
    • 1
  • Syfujjaman Tarafder
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyThe University of BurdwanPurba BardhamanIndia
  2. 2.Gour MahavidyalayaMaldaIndia

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