’Sibling mortality correlation in Kenya’

Citation:
Ikamari LDE. "’Sibling mortality correlation in Kenya’." Journal of Biosocial Science. 2002;32:265-278.

Abstract:

This paper examines whether infant and child mortality risks among successive siblings are closely correlated, and if so, whether the survival status of the preceding child is an important factor affecting infant and child mortality in Kenya. The data used were drawn from the 1988/89 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey. The results indicate both infant and child mortality rates were significantly higher among subsequent children whose preceding siblings had died in infancy than for those whose preceding siblings had survived through infancy. The results provide empirical evidence that infant and child mortality risks among successive siblings are closely correlated in Kenyan families and that effect of the survival status of the preceding child is in important in determining infant mortality but not child mortality.

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