A bivariate analysis of infant mortality in the 1986/87 Ondo State Demographic and Health Survey data indicates that children of secondary school graduates experienced a higher rate of infant mortality than children of less educated mothers.
Although this pattem has also been shown in a few other Demographic and Health Surveys, this paper explores the Ondo State data to explain why infant mortality showed such a counterintuitive pattern in relation to maternal education.
This search for an explanation of the pattern started with an examination of the data for errors and then proceeded to examine the importance of some intermediate mechanisms that had been suggested for the education-child survival relationship.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Nourrisson, Epidémiologie, Niveau étude, Mère, Nigéria, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Infant, Epidemiology, Education level, Mother, Nigeria, Human, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0050030
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.