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The study shows infant deaths due to congenital deformities are several times higher at about 6 to 9 per cent in Jaduguda's villages, against 1.7 per cent in the reference villages. Sterility rate in couples is 9.6 per cent. Life expectancy is shorter, as 68.33 per cent of recent deaths have occurred below 62 years, the average life expectancy in Jharkhand.

The incidence of health problems such as spontaneous abortions, still-births and chronic lung disease is also high.

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