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Title:Impact of Public Programmes and Household Income on Child Mortality in Rural Sudan
Author:Maglad, Nour E.A.
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Sudan
Northeast Africa
Subjects:child mortality
Miscellaneous (i.e. Demography, Refugees, Sports)
Health and Nutrition
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
rural areas
public health
Education of women
Abstract:This paper uses data collected in 1991 from a sample of 1400 households in the rural areas of the Central Region and one Rural Council in Kordofan, Sudan, to examine the factors which affect child mortality, notably parents' education, public health programme provisions, and household income per adult. In examining the interaction between income and child mortality, the former is instrumental on household assets, which are used as identifiers in the Two Stage Least Squares estimation of the mortality function. In Ordinary Least Squares estimates, parental education and income per adult are found to have a significant negative impact on child mortality, and the mother's education, in particular, is found to have a larger and more significant effect than that of the father. Public health programmes are found to produce significant reductions in child mortality. However, Two Stage Least Squares estimates indicated that the most important factors influencing child mortality are the mother's age, household per capita income, area of residence, and, to some extent, hospital services. Bibliogr., notes, sum.