TITLE

Socio-economic Determinants of Infant and Child Mortality in Haiti

AUTHOR(S)
Gordon, Ronald M.
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies;Mar2009, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The socio-economic determinants of infant and child mortality in Haiti were identified as maternal education, age, residence and income, by a logistic regression analysis of Haiti's Demographic Health and Survey data for 2000. Incremental increase in education, by itself, was statistically significant in reducing the likelihood of the incidence of childhood mortality by 20.8%. With the inclusion of residence and controlling for age, an incremental increase in education results in an 18.6% decrease in the probability of childhood mortality, while incremental increase in age leads to a 15.5% increase in childhood mortality. Possession of a composite of consumer items, durables and utilities. access was used as a proxy for income. This proxy income variable indicated that an incremental increase in income could reduce childhood mortality by 29.9%.
ACCESSION #
44784313

 

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