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Maternal and Sociodemographic Correlates of Child Morbidity in Bas Zaire

Citation

Tsui, Amy Ong; DeClerque, Julia L.; & Mangani, Nlandu (1988). Maternal and Sociodemographic Correlates of Child Morbidity in Bas Zaire. Social Science & Medicine, 26(7), 701-13.

Abstract

Cross-sectional survey data, collected in Bas Zaire from the mothers of 1200 urban and 1670 rural children born in the last 5 years, are used to assess variations in diarrheal, malarial, helminthic, and other child morbidities by selected household, maternal and child factors. In a multivariate analysis, we focus on maternal age and birth order as determinants of recent illnesses to observe any parallels in their effects on child mortality. These relationships are found after adjusting for bias from differential maternal perceptions of illnesses.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0277-9536(88)90062-7

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Social Science & Medicine

Author(s)

Tsui, Amy Ong
DeClerque, Julia L.
Mangani, Nlandu

Year Published

1988

Volume Number

26

Issue Number

7

Pages

701-13

Reference ID

730