Assessing sex differentials in under-five mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-national comparative analysis

@inproceedings{Boco2015AssessingSD,
  title={Assessing sex differentials in under-five mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-national comparative analysis},
  author={Ad{\'e}biyi Germain Boco},
  year={2015}
}
This paper investigates and compares country-specific sex differentials in childhood mortality in thirty sub-Saharan African countries. Data from the demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) were analyzed to assess sex differentials in U5M rates before and after adjustment for individual, household, and community-level factors, using multilevel discrete-time hazard models. The findings show a systematically higher mortality for male children compared to female in all countries except Sierra Leone… CONTINUE READING

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