Regional inequalities of child mortality in Peninsular Malaysia with special reference to the differentials between Perlis and Kuala Terengganu.
In Peninsular Malaysia child mortality rates (5q0) vary from 13 to 63 per thousand at district level.
The spatial pattern is closely associated with the regional distribution of socio-economic factors.
But due to multicollinearity it is difficult to isolate the influence of socio-economic variables from other variables by employing aggregated data.
However, individual data collected in a case-control-study that was conducted in Perlis and Kuala Terengganu confirm the important role of socio-economic factors.
So it should be possible to achieve a further reduction of child mortality by raising the income and educational level of the under-privileged groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Malaisie, Asie, Enfant, Homme, Etat sanitaire, Variation géographique, Statut socioéconomique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Malaysia, Asia, Child, Human, Health status, Geographical variation, Socioeconomic status
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0447460
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.