oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A retrospective analysis of childhood pneumonia in a district hospital

Volume 31, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Four hundred and six children aged between one month and three years were admitted to Marondera Hospital during 1982 and 1983 with pneumonia. Of these 68,7% of the children were under eighteen months of age. Forty-two per cent of the children were of normal weight under eighteen months of age. The overall mortality rate was 10,3%. The highest mortality, 38,5% occurred in underweight children in the first six months of life. (Weight below 80% of the 50th centile). There was no seasonal variation.

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