The effect of distance to health-care facilities on childhood mortality in rural Burkina Faso.

@article{Schoeps2011TheEO,
  title={The effect of distance to health-care facilities on childhood mortality in rural Burkina Faso.},
  author={Anja Schoeps and Sabine Gabrysch and Louis Niamba and Ali Si{\'e} and Heiko Becher},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={173 5},
  pages={492-8}
}
This study aims to investigate the relation between distance to health facilities, measured as continuous travel time, and mortality among infants and children younger than 5 years of age in rural Burkina Faso, an area with low health facility density. The study included 24,555 children born between 1993 and 2005 in the Nouna Health and Demographic Surveillance System. The average walking time from each village to the closest health facility was obtained for both the dry and the rainy season… CONTINUE READING