Table 1

Death rate in different socioeconomic groups in the study cohort from birth to 3 years at Ballabgarh, 2006–2011

Socioeconomic statusTotal birthsTotal child yearsTotal deathsDeath rate per 1000 child-years (95% CI)
Caste
 Scheduled (low)3677751728638.1 (33.6 to 42.5)
 Backward (middle)3132640614823.1 (19.4 to 26.8)
 Forward (high)57081187427623.3 (20.5 to 26.0)
Parental education
 Lowest tertile4790995142242.4 (38.4 to 46.5)
 Middle tertile3578749119025.4 (21.8 to 29.0)
 Highest tertile414983549811.7 (9.4 to 14.1)
Wealth Index*
 Lowest tertile3557742830741.3 (36.7 to 46.0)
 Middle tertile3572749617623.5 (20.0 to 27.0)
 Highest tertile4268889114316.1 (13.5 to 18.7)
 Overall death rate125172579771027.5 (25.5 to 29.6)
  • *Information on wealth index was available only for 11 260 (91%) of the households; hence, 84 deaths could not be classified in any Wealth Index tertile.