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Early childhood mortality and affecting factors in developing countries: an experience from Bangladesh

Kabir, M.A. and Al-Amin, Abul Quasem and Alam, Gazi Mahabubul and Matim, M.A. (2011) Early childhood mortality and affecting factors in developing countries: an experience from Bangladesh. International Journal of Pharmacology. ISSN ISSN: 1811-7775

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Abstract

Within a method of a cross-sectional survey that adopts following as key variables i.e., demographic, socio-economic and health-care factors, thisstudy aimed to understand early childhood mortality rate and probable reasons in Bangladesh. In order to have probable rationality "logistic regression" of "multivariate statistical" technique is used to figure out the factors that are responsible for childhood mortality. The women who were married in the range of ageing 10-49 were asked to provide complete history about their "giving birth" for the reference period of 5 years. Statistical findings state that the rate of "national", "infant" and "under five year mortality" is, respectively 286, 461 and 525. Multi-examined statistical investigations sum up that "preceding birth interval", "birth order" and "number of living children" are significantly affect early childhood mortality. In addition, with the functionality of socio-economy, mother's education, source of drinking water and hygienic sanitation have also a significant impact on the rate of children mortality. Moreover, exposures to mass media, healtcare facilities have positive impact. Results also indicate that mothers who are more aware about helathcare are likely to be less mortality experience than their unaware counterparts.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6642/7618
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neonatal, infant, child mortality, logistic regression, Bangladesh
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1101 Child study
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Gazi Mahabubul Alam
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 16:34
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 14:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/7618

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