Factors Causing Deaths Due to Injury among Children in Bangladesh
- 1 University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
- 2 Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Bangladesh experiences high infant and child mortality for many years, for which child injury appears to be one of the most important modes of mortality. We modelled “death due to injury” using a logistic regression to study the differentials of death due to accidental injuries fall, drowning, road accident, burn, poisoning, animal bite, cut according to different socio-economic characteristics using Bangladesh Health and Injury Survey data. The analysis revealed that children in rural areas got injury and then died very frequently by different accidents, most of the children died from drowning, the death rate of children who were injured was highest at home and mother's education status was also an important factor for child injury and death. The uneducated mothers were not aware of the effect of injuries of their children that caused death. In most cases lack of adequate supervision carelessness turned out to be causes these accidental deaths.
Copyright: © 2015 Md Hasinur Rahaman Khan, Tahera Ahmed and Faisal Ababneh. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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- Child Health
- Child Survival
- Child Injury
- Logistic Regression
- Modelling Child Injury