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Maternal factors and infant and child mortality in Bangladesh

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 July 2008

Abul Kashem Majumder
Affiliation:
National Centre for Development Studies, Australian National University, Canberra

Summary

Multivariate analysis of the effects of maternal age at birth, birth order and the preceding birth interval on mortality risks in early childhood, using data from the Bangladesh Fertility Survey, 1975–76, confirms that the length of the preceding birth interval is the most influential single factor. But the lower mortality risks among infants and children of educated mothers are due neither to the age at which childbearing was initiated nor to the spacing between births.

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