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Determinants of Under-Five Mortality in Bangladesh

DOI: 10.4236/ojs.2013.33024, PP. 213-219

Keywords: Under-Five Mortality, Proportional Hazard, Significance, Determinant

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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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