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Young Children's Probability of Dying Before and After Their Mother's Death: A Rural South African Population-Based Surveillance Study

  • Samuel J. Clark,

    Affiliations: Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America, MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana

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  • Kathleen Kahn,

    Affiliations: Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America, MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana, Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

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  • Brian Houle mail,

    brian.houle@colorado.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Adriane Arteche,

    Affiliation: The Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Mark A. Collinson,

    Affiliations: MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana, Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

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  • Stephen M. Tollman,

    Affiliations: Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America, MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana, Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

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  • Alan Stein

    Affiliations: MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, The Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 26, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001409

About the Authors

Samuel J. Clark, Brian Houle
Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Samuel J. Clark, Kathleen Kahn, Brian Houle, Stephen M. Tollman
Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Samuel J. Clark, Kathleen Kahn, Mark A. Collinson, Stephen M. Tollman, Alan Stein
MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Samuel J. Clark, Kathleen Kahn, Mark A. Collinson, Stephen M. Tollman
INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana
Kathleen Kahn, Mark A. Collinson, Stephen M. Tollman
Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Adriane Arteche, Alan Stein
The Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: brian.houle@colorado.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. The content of the work presented here is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SC AS. Analyzed the data: SC BH. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AS AA. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: SC KK BH AA MC ST AS. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SC KK BH AA MC ST AS. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: SC KK BH AA MC ST AS.