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Analysis of Factors Responsible for Child Mortality in Tanzania

Author(s):

Hamad Abdalla Ali , Nanjing Audit University

Keywords:

Mortality, rate, birth order, Age at birth and education level

Abstract

Despite substantial progress taken to reduce child mortality, childhood mortality rates are still very high in developing countries. Efforts are concentrated at identifying cost-effective strategies as many international agencies have advocated for more resources to be directed to health sector. One way of doing this is to identify the importance of the environmental factors that affect child mortality. These were help in prioritizing the factors that need to be manipulated for effective health interventions in the face of competing scarce resources. This paper focused on the analysis of factors responsible for child mortality in Tanzania. It specifically examined how child mortality is related to the households environment and economical. A Binary Logistic Regression was used to analyze the responsible factors of child mortality in Tanzania. The responsible factors that showed significant relationship with the dependent factor in binary regression analysis were age at birth and birth order on child mortality. Policies of government aimed at achieving the goal of reduce the child mortality, should be directed on improving the families planning and education level of mothers to achieve the goal.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV8I10847
Published in: Volume : 8, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/04/2020
Page(s): 1272-1278

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