Chapter 9. Infant Mortality

  1. Susan Scott and
  2. Christopher J. Duncan

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch9

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

How to Cite

Scott, S. and Duncan, C. J. (2002) Infant Mortality, in Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch9

Author Information

  1. School of Biological Sciences University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 MAY 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059836

Online ISBN: 9780470774489

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Keywords:

  • infant mortality;
  • biometric analysis;
  • genital anomalies;
  • infectious diseases;
  • modern medicine

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Bourgeois-Pichat plots

  • Infant mortality in pre-industrial England

  • Infant mortality at Penrith, Cumbria, England: a case study

  • The three social classes in the population at Penrith

  • Diets in the different social classes of a marginal community

  • The maternal diet in pre-industrial Cumbria

  • Birth intervals following deaths in infancy at Penrith

  • Infant mortality in the three social classes at Penrith

  • Breast-feeding and wet-nursing at Penrith

  • Indicators of nutritional deficiency in pre-industrial Penrith

  • Overview of the effects of malnutrition and nursing practices in the different social classes at Penrith

  • Contribution of malnutrition and differential nursing practices to steady-state dynamics at Penrith