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Table 1 Estimates of the global burden due to pneumonia and diarrhea in children under five in 2010 [6,7]

From: Deconstructing the differences: a comparison of GBD 2010 and CHERG’s approach to estimating the mortality burden of diarrhea, pneumonia, and their etiologies

  CHERG GBD 2010  
  Deaths (×1,000) % total U5 mortality Deaths (×1,000) % total U5 mortality % difference*
Total U5 mortality 7,622 100% 6,841 100% 11%
Pneumonia/LRI** U5 1,396 18.3% 847 12.4% 49%
Pneumonia/LRI** neonatal (0–27 days) 325 4.3% 194 2.8% 51%
Pneumonia/LRI** postneonatal 1,071 14.1% 654 9.6% 48%
Diarrhea U5 801 10.5% 666 9.7% 18%
Diarrhea neonatal (0–27 days) 50 0.7% 77 1.1% −43%
Diarrhea postneonatal 751 9.9% 589 8.6% 24%
  1. *Percent difference calculated: (CHERG - GBD 2010)/((CHERG + GBD 2010)/2) × 100.
  2. **LRI: Lower respiratory infection.