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Determinant of Under-Five Child Mortality in Ethiopia
Authors: Dechasa Bedada
Source: American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics, 6(4): 198-204; DOI: 10.11648/j.ajtas.20170604.15
Topic(s): Childhood mortality
Children under five
Country: Africa
Published: JUL 2017
Abstract: Many countries are not on track to complete UNICEF’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target of a two-thirds reduction in the rate of child mortality by 2015. This paper examines determinants of under-five mortality in Ethiopia. The study utilizes the data extracted from the 2011 Ethiopia demographic and health survey. Multivariate logistic analysis reflects that sex of the child, family size, education level of mother, age at first birth of mother, breast-feeding; using contraceptive method and region of child have significant influence on under-five child mortality in Ethiopia. The proximate determinants are found to have stronger influence on under-five mortality than the socioeconomic factors considered in the study do.