This paper examines determinants of under-five mortality in Bangladesh.
The study utilizes the data extracted from the 2007 Bangladesh demographic and health
survey. Chi-square test for independence and multivariate proportional hazard
analysis reflects that father’s education, place of residence, region of
residence, number of children under five years of age, previous death of
sibling, mother’s age and breastfeeding have significant influence on
under-five mortality. The proximate determinants are found to have stronger
influence on under-five mortality than the socioeconomic factors considered in
the study do.
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