Back to browse results
Hazard Rates of Child Mortality in Tanzania: Investigation from THMIS 2007–2008
Authors: A. Sathiya Susuman, Eric Mwambene, and Hamisi F. Hamisi
Source: Journal of Asian and African Studies, 50(4): 457-467; DOI:
Topic(s): Childhood mortality
Country: Africa
Published: MAY 2014
Abstract: Tanzania’s child mortality rate—between 103 and 130 deaths per 1000 live births–is well above the world average. The data from the Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey 2007/08 were used in order. There were 27,511 children included in the analysis. Regression analysis focused on child mortality based on maternal and fertility behaviours. Children belonging to the group of higher birth order faced 0.17 odds of dying. A birth spacing of 24 months or longer was observed in the successive birth interval for 76% of the respondents. Focusing on the study’s findings, encouraging longer breastfeeding practice is one way to help produce a healthy baby.