Child mortality higher in Slovakia than in the Czech Republic

In its March 5 issue, Pravda also reports on the child mortality rate in Slovakia. Eight out of every 1,000 children die in Slovakia before their fifth birthday. This is twice the number in the Czech Republic. Statistics from the two countries were almost identical eighteen years ago, when fourteen out of 1,000 children died in Slovakia, compared to thirteen in the Czech Republic. Although the mortality rate of children has decreased nationwide, it has increased in the regions in Slovakia which have a high proporton of ethnic minorities. The worst situation is in the Prešov and Košice Regions, where children adversely affected by their domestic environment are up to four times more likely to die before the age of five compared to children from other parts of Slovakia. SITA

In its March 5 issue, Pravda also reports on the child mortality rate in Slovakia. Eight out of every 1,000 children die in Slovakia before their fifth birthday. This is twice the number in the Czech Republic. Statistics from the two countries were almost identical eighteen years ago, when fourteen out of 1,000 children died in Slovakia, compared to thirteen in the Czech Republic. Although the mortality rate of children has decreased nationwide, it has increased in the regions in Slovakia which have a high proporton of ethnic minorities. The worst situation is in the Prešov and Košice Regions, where children adversely affected by their domestic environment are up to four times more likely to die before the age of five compared to children from other parts of Slovakia. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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