’Regional variation in infant and child mortality in Kenya’

Ikamari LDE. "’Regional variation in infant and child mortality in Kenya’." Tanzanian Journal of Population Studies and Development . 1998;5(1 & 2):39-64.


This article seeks to identify some of the factors underlying regional variation in child mortality in Kenya. The data drawn from the 1988/89 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey are used for the purpose. Logistic regression is used to analyse the data. On the basis of child mortality estimates obtained, provinces were grouped into two mortality groups: High (HLM) and Low (LMP). The results show that the values of explanatory variables in LMP were significantly high than in the high mortality region. However, their differences did not explain much of the differences in the variation in child mortality between the two regions. Decomposing the results revealed that the differences were largely due to nature or structure of relations between mortality and explanatory variables.




UoN Websites Search