Health care behaviour of mothers and child mortality in Bangladesh

Abdul Hannan Shaikh

The study attempts to investigate infant and child mortality in relation to mothers’ health care behavior and its determinants in Bangladesh, using the data of Bangladesh Demographic and Health survey 1996-97. The finding shows that higher the status of mothers (education and decision making), the higher the chance of infant and child survival. Infant and child mortality rates are moderately high in Bangladesh, varying widely from division/region to division/region. This study also indicates that infant mortality rate is the highest among the mothers who neither received any antenatal care or delivery care.

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Presented in Poster Session 4