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Association Between Maternal Education and Childhood Mortalities in Myanmar

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>30/11/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
Issue number8
Volume31
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)689-700
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date20/11/19
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Maternal education is widely regarded as a core social determinant of child mortality in low-income countries. In Myanmar, the evidence related to context-specific social determinants of health including maternal education is scarce, limiting grounds to advocate for a comprehensive health policy. Employing multivariate methods, the study analyzed the 2015-2016 Demographic Health Survey data exploring independent effect of maternal education on neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality. The study found that maternal education was not significantly associated with neonatal mortality as its effect was confounded by household wealth and geographic residence; however, it had independent effect on infant and under-5 mortality. Mothers with primary education had 23% reduction in the odds of under-5 mortality (P < .001); those with secondary level had 40% reduction (P < .001); and those at higher level had 62% reduction (P < .001). The study concluded that maternal education is a critical social determinant of childhood mortalities in Myanmar.

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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 31 (8), 2019, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health page: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/aph on SAGE Journals Online: http://journals.sagepub.com/