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Table 2 Age distribution of deaths and age-group specific mortality in 2013 and 2014 in Gaza

From: The mortality in Gaza in July—September 2014: a retrospective chart-review study

  July-September 2013 July-September 2014a  
Frequency (%) Crude mortalityb Frequencyc (%) Crude mortalityb p-valuee
Infants 221 (17.9) 39.3d 194 (15.7) 33.0d 0.07
Children 1–4 48 (3.9) 2.1 52 (4.2) 2.2 0.60
Children 5–17 46 (3.7) 0.8 45 (3.6) 0.8 0.96
Adult 18–34 71 (5.8) 1.4 50 (4.0) 1.0 0.01
Adult 35–44 38 (3.1) 2.5 40 (3.2) 2.5 0.79
Adult 45–54 92 (7.5) 9.0 82 (6.6) 7.7 0.32
Adult 55–64 157 (12.7) 28.2 162 (13.1) 27.4 0.71
Adult 65–74 197 (16.0) 74.8 232 (18.7) 84.0 0.02
Adult >74 362 (29.4) 258.6 382 (30.8) 271.1 0.31
Total 1232 7.2 1241 7.0  
  1. aCasualties of the war not included. bper 10 000 population. cAge missing in 2 records, whereof 1 adult. dEstimated using 1/5 of the mid-year population in the age group 0–4 as the denominator. ePoisson distribution-event-test of the observed frequency in 2014 (the 2013 frequency used as the expected)