Table 5

Mortality rates of infants born in the final year of intervention*

SRAWWControlSR versus control; adjusted OR† (95% CI)AWW versus control; adjusted OR† (95% CI)
Neonatal mortality rate
(per 1000 live births)
26.530.033.50.75 (0.57 to 0.99)0.85 (0.65 to 1.09)
Early neonatal mortality rate
(per 1000 live births)
17.922.924.80.68 (0.52 to 0.90)0.87 (0.66 to 1.16)
Young infant mortality rate
(per 1000 live births)
28.333.737.30.73 (0.56 to 0.95)0.86 (0.66 to 1.10)
Infant mortality rate
(per 1000 live births)
37.746.152.40.67 (0.54 to 0.83)0.81 (0.65 to 1.02)
Stillbirth rate
(per 1000 births)
14.818.117.30.81 (0.56 to 1.16)1.06 (0.79 to 1.41)
Perinatal mortality rate
(per 1000 births)
32.540.641.50.73 (0.57 to 0.93)0.94 (0.75 to 1.19)
  • *Between Holi festival in March 2008 and next Holi in March 2009.

  • †Adjusted for religion, caste, resident status and education at the individual level, and distance to district hospital (<25 km), access to PHC or CHC, presence of private clinics, provision of Janani Suraksha Yojana and ASHA in the village; cluster adjusted for villages.

  • ASHA, accredited social and health activists; AWW, anganwadi workers; CHC, community health centres; PHC, primary health centres; SR, Shishu Rakshak.