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Risk factors of neonatal mortality and child mortality in Bangladesh
Authors: M Maniruzzaman, Harman S Suri, Nishith Kumar, Menhazul Abedin, Jahanur Rahman, Ayman El-Baz, Makrand Bhoot, Jagjit S Teji, and Jasjit S Suri
Source: Journal of Global Health, 8(1): 010417; DOI: 10.7189/jogh.08.010421
Topic(s): Child health
Childhood mortality
Neonatal mortality
Country: Asia
Published: DEC 2018
Abstract: Background Child and neonatal mortality is a serious problem in Bangladesh. The main objective of this study was to determine the most significant socio-economic factors (covariates) between the years 2011 and 2014 that influences on neonatal and child mortality and to further suggest the plausible policy proposals. Go to: Methods We modeled the neonatal and child mortality as categorical dependent variable (alive vs death of the child) while 16 covariates are used as independent variables using ?2 statistic and multiple logistic regression (MLR) based on maximum likelihood estimate. Go to: Findings Using the MLR, for neonatal mortality, diarrhea showed the highest positive coefficient (ß?=?1.130; P?