Socioeconomic factors contributing to under-five mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: a decomposition analysis

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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Background In sub-Saharan Africa, socioeconomic factors such as place of residence, mother’s educational level, or household wealth, are strongly associated with risk factors of under-five mortality (U5M) such as health behavior or exposure to diseases and injuries. The aim of the study was to assess the relative contribution of four known socioeconomic factors to the variability in U5M in sub-Saharan countries. Methods The study was based on birth histories from the Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in 32 sub-Saharan countries in 2010–2016. The relative contribution of sex …

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