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Table 1 Global causes of childhood deaths

From: Revealing the molecular signatures of host-pathogen interactions

Cause %
Pneumonia 18
Malaria 8
Sepsis 6
AIDS 2
Pertussis 2
Meningitis 2
Measles 1
Tetanus 1
Other infections 9
Preterm birth complications 12
Birth asphyxia 9
Congenital abnormalities 3
Diarrhea 15
Injury 3
Others 9
  1. Infections contribute to 49% of childhood deaths globally. Causes that led to less than 1% of deaths are not presented. Adapted from [61].