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Childhood mortality and its association with household wealth in rural and semi-urban Burkina Faso

Schoeps, Anja and Souares, Aurélia and Niamba, Louis and Diboulo, Eric and Kynast-Wolf, Gisela and Müller, Olaf and Sié, Ali and Becher, Heiko. (2014) Childhood mortality and its association with household wealth in rural and semi-urban Burkina Faso. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 108, H. 10. pp. 639-647.

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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the relationship between household wealth and under-5 year mortality in rural and semi-urban Burkina Faso.; The study included 15 543 children born between 2005 and 2010 in the Nouna Health and Demographic Surveillance System. Information on household wealth was collected in 2009. Two separate wealth indicators were calculated by principal components analysis for the rural and the semi-urban households, which were then divided into quintiles accordingly. Multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression was used to study the effect of the respective wealth measure on under-5 mortality.; We observed 1201 childhood deaths, corresponding to 5-year survival probability of 93.6% and 88% in the semi-urban and rural area, respectively. In the semi-urban area, household wealth was significantly related to under-5 mortality after adjustment for confounding. There was a similar but non-significant effect of household wealth on infant mortality, too. There was no effect of household wealth on under-5 mortality in rural children.; Results from this study indicate that the more privileged children from the semi-urban area with access to piped water and electricity have an advantage in under-5 survival, while under-5 mortality in the rural area is rather homogeneous and still relatively high.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Biostatistics > Bayesian Modelling and Analysis (Vounatsou)
UniBasel Contributors:Diboulo, Eric
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0035-9203
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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