Maternal and sociodemographic correlates of child morbidity in Bas Zaire

The effects of maternal reporting

Amy Ong Tsui, Julia DeClerque, Nlandu Mangani

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-713
Number of pages13
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Democratic Republic of the Congo
morbidity
Mothers
Morbidity
child mortality
Child Mortality
Birth Order
illness
Maternal Age
multivariate analysis
birth order
Multivariate Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
mortality
determinants
effect
Correlates
Zaire
trend
Illness

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  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Development
  • Health(social science)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Maternal and sociodemographic correlates of child morbidity in Bas Zaire : The effects of maternal reporting. / Tsui, Amy Ong; DeClerque, Julia; Mangani, Nlandu.

In: Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 7, 1988, p. 701-713.

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