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Analyzing infant and child (under-five) mortality in Zaria: A regression analysis approach

Michael Olusegun Akinwande, Abdullahi Ibrahim, Abubakar Adamu Ibrahim

Abstract


This study was carried out using secondary data from Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, on infant and child (under-five) mortality and delivery rates. Descriptive statistics, Regression and Correlation analysis are the statistical techniques used for the study. From the regression analysis result obtained, it showed that both infant and child mortality rates has a direct relationship with delivery rates. The correlation analysis result showed that there is a very strong and positive relationship between mortality and delivery rates. The study revealed that infant and child mortality rates will continue to decrease if there can be improvement in the factors under study.

Keywords: Infant and Child Mortality, Death and Birth Rates, Regression and Correlation, Anova, Trend, Demography




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v10i3.5
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