Papeles de población
versión impresa ISSN 1405-7425
AGUIRRE, Alejandro. Infantile mortality and maternal mortality in XXI century. Pap. poblac [online]. 2009, vol.15, n.61, pp. 75-99. ISSN 1405-7425.
Infantile mortality and maternal mortality have been reduced in a substantial manner in developed countries, so in these nations mortality tends to concentrate on the advanced ages of the population. However, in countries such as Mexico relevant advancement in cutting down infantile and maternal mortality is not taking place, in spite of the notable progresses in this sense in recent decades; in order to advance heavy investments are required to continue advancing, since the frequent causes of persistent death -such as perinatal affections and congenital anomalies- are more expensive to fight than those immune-preventable diseases, which have been largely overcome. This article analyzes the possible scenarios in this respect, particularly of the evolution of the specific causes of infantile mortality and maternal mortality in Mexico.
Palabras llave : public health; maternal mortality; infantile mortality; epidemics transition; Mexico.