Accepted paper:

Factors affecting infant and child mortality among two tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, India

Authors:

Tiluttoma Baruah (Cotton College, Assam)

Paper short abstract:

The Miju and Khampti of Arunachal Pradesh are discussed in terms of infant and child mortality and associated factors.

Paper long abstract:

Apart from their use as demographic measure, the levels of infant and child mortality are important as the indicators of health and general standard of living of a community. For effective planning and implementation of many developmental programs in any country the knowledge of infant and child mortality among different cultural groups and their determinants is essential. The present study was carried out among two mongoloid populations namely, the Miju and Khampti of Arunachal Pradesh. The two populations differ from one another in culture and occupation. The Miju show considerably higher percentage of deaths before the age of 1 year and within 1-4 years. The study reveals that sense of health consciousness is considerably better in the Khampti than the Miju.

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