Urban Area Disadvantage and Under-5 Mortality in Nigeria: The Effect of Rapid Urbanization

  title={Urban Area Disadvantage and Under-5 Mortality in Nigeria: The Effect of Rapid Urbanization},
  author={Diddy E Antai and Tahereh T. Moradi},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND Living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas is associated with increased -childhood mortality risks. As city living becomes the predominant social context in low- and middle-income countries, the resulting rapid urbanization together with the poor economic circumstances of these countries greatly increases the risks of mortality for children < 5 years of age (under-5 mortality). OBJECTIVE In this study we examined the trends in urban population growth and urban under-5… CONTINUE READING
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