Global, regional, and national mortality trends in older children and young adolescents (5–14 years) from 1990 to 2016: An analysis of empirical data

September 19, 2018

From 1990 to 2016, the mortality of children younger than 5 years decreased by more than half, and there are plentiful data regarding mortality in this age group through which we can track global progress in reducing the under-5 mortality rate. By contrast, little is known on how the mortality risk among older children (5–9 years) and young adolescents (10–14 years) has changed in this time. The article aims to estimate levels and trends in mortality of children aged 5–14 years in 195 countries from 1990 to 2016.