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Application of Mosley's Framework to under Five Mortality in Gezira State, Sudan (2014)

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dc.contributor.author Mansour, Huda Mubarak Yousif
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-27T10:07:14Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-27T10:07:14Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11-12
dc.identifier.uri http://repo.uofg.edu.sd/handle/123456789/2036
dc.description A Thesis Submitted to the University of Gezira in Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Bio-statistics, Population Studies Centre, Faculty of Economics and Rural Development, University of Gezira, October 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract Infant and child mortality, are commonly on top of the agenda of public health and international development agencies. Recently they have received renewed attention as part of the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).This focused on application of Mosley's framework to under five mortality, that is to investigate the environmental, demographic, social, and economic factors affecting mortality of children under five years, and to use the data to take the appropriate policy so as to reduce the incidence of infant and child mortality. The study population consisted of households in Gezira state. The sample consisted of 1000 households that have at least one child under five years (alive or dead) distributed between the seven localities, using the number of households in Gezira state in each locality as a sub sample frame and then applying stratified random sampling with probability proportional to size for determining the sample size in each of the administrative unit in each locality. Data was collected through questionnaires and was statistically analyzed using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) and Micro Stat (MS). In addition to frequencies tables, statistical tests, cross tabulation and regression analysis were utilized for test of research hypotheses. The factors affecting the children under five were tested within and between families. The statistical analysis resulted in considerable number of statistically significant findings. Important results reveal that the factors affecting under five mortality are the duration of breastfeeding, the type of toilet, the age of the mother, raising animals in or around the house, educational level of the mother, father occupation, educational level of the father, contraceptive sage, vaccination of tetanus during pregnancy, and the number of rooms. Finally the thesis recommended that we must focus our attention on the importance of breastfeeding and immunization services for child survival. The government should adopt strategy that aim to sustain economic growth and macroeconomic stability, and should reduce the intensity of the level of poverty, and should allocate more resources to poor people through increased spending on essential services (education, literacy programs, primary health and disease prevention and treatment, safe drinking water, electricity, roads and finance of agricultural activities in the rural areas). Also more attention must be put to hygiene and sanitation pattern. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ahmed Hamad Alnory Main Supervisor Haydar Elhadi Babikir Co-supervisor en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Gezira en_US
dc.subject Rural Development en_US
dc.subject child mortality en_US
dc.subject drinking water - safe en_US
dc.subject economic growth en_US
dc.subject macroeconomics en_US
dc.subject poverty level en_US
dc.subject prevention en_US
dc.subject disease and treatment en_US
dc.title Application of Mosley's Framework to under Five Mortality in Gezira State, Sudan (2014) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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