African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
Vol. 16, No. 1, 2016, pp. 18-26
Bioline Code: hs16004
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2016, pp. 18-26
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Indirect child mortality estimation technique to identify trends of under-five mortality in Ethiopia.|
Ayele, Dawit G/; Zewotir, Temesgen & Mwambi, Henry
Background: In sub-Saharan African countries, the chance of a child dying before the age of five years is high. The problem is similar in Ethiopia, but it shows a decrease over years.
Methods: The 2000; 2005 and 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey results were used for this work. The purpose of the study is to detect the pattern of under-five child mortality overtime. Indirect child mortality estimation technique is adapted to examine the under-five child mortality trend in Ethiopia.
Results: From the result, it was possible to see the trend of under-five child mortality in Ethiopia. The under-five child mortality shows a decline in Ethiopia.
Conclusion: From the study, it can be seen that there is a positive correlation between mother and child survival which is almost certain in any population. Therefore, this study shows the trend of under-five mortality in Ethiopia and decline over time.
EDHS; under-five mortality; parity; indirect technique; CEB; children surviving