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.