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|Infant and child mortality in Ethiopia: A statistical analysis approach|
||P. Prashanth Kumar and Gemechis File
||Ethiopian Journal of Education and Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 51-57
Children under five
This study uses data from the Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey [2005
EDHS] conducted in 2005 to investigate the predictors of child [0-5 years] mortality
in developing country like Ethiopia. The specific objectives of this study are to
identify the factors which are affecting child mortality and to suggest viable
strategies to increase health service and reduce child mortality in Ethiopia. The crosstabulation
technique has been used to estimate the predictors of child mortality. The
cross-tabulation analysis shows that Birth Interval with Previous child and mother
standard of living index is the vital factor associated wi th child mortal ity.
Furthermore, Mother’s education, birth order has substantial impact on child
mortality in E t h i o p i a . Finally these findings specified that an increase in
Mothers’ education, improve health care services which should in turn raise child
survival and should decrease child mortality in Ethiopia.
Key Words: Fertility, Mortality and Cross-Tabulation Method.
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