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Variations in Familial Neonatal Mortality Risks in Four Countries

Citation

Curtis, Siân L. & Steele, F. (1996). Variations in Familial Neonatal Mortality Risks in Four Countries. Journal of Biosocial Science, 28(2), 141-59.

Abstract

This paper investigates variations in the strength and structure of familial association in neonatal mortality risks in four populations; Bolivia, Kenya, Peru, and Tanzania. Exploratory analyses of the structure of the familial association are presented for each population. Random effects logistic models are then used to estimate the strength of familial association in neonatal mortality risks using a standard set of control variables. The results suggest that the strength of familial association in neonatal mortality risks is quite similar in these four populations which would be consistent with a biological explanation for the association. However, some differences were found, particularly in the form of the association in Peru, which may suggest at least a small role of other factors.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0021932000022203

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Biosocial Science

Author(s)

Curtis, Siân L.
Steele, F.

Year Published

1996

Volume Number

28

Issue Number

2

Pages

141-59

Reference ID

4394