Mother's health-seeking behaviour and childhood mortality in Pakistan

Pak Dev Rev. Winter 1996;35(4 Pt. 2):719-31.

Abstract

"The paper examines the mother's health-seeking behaviour and childhood mortality in Pakistan. This is based on the 1990-91 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS).... It was found that neonatal, infant, and child mortality rate is the highest among children of mothers aged less than 20 years. Infant and child mortality rate is likewise higher among first and higher order births than among births of second or third order. It was further found that mortality declines as the length of the birth interval increases. The results reveal that the education of mother has significant effect on the neonatal, infant and child survival.... Health care factors such as antenatal care, place of delivery, assistance at delivery and immunisation also influenced neonatal, infant and child mortality."

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors*
  • Asia
  • Birth Intervals*
  • Birth Order*
  • Birth Rate
  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Demography*
  • Developing Countries
  • Economics
  • Educational Status*
  • Family Characteristics
  • Family Relations
  • Fertility
  • Health
  • Health Services
  • Immunization*
  • Infant Mortality*
  • Maternal Health Services*
  • Maternal-Child Health Centers
  • Mortality*
  • Pakistan
  • Population
  • Population Characteristics
  • Population Dynamics
  • Primary Health Care
  • Social Class
  • Socioeconomic Factors