Socio-economic inequalities in mortality and health in the developing world
AbstractTrends in child mortality disparities show that within country inequities have remained constant in some countries and worsened in most of the other ones. Only three countries, with relatively small populations which comprise less than 2 per cent of our sample, were able to achieve both a reduction in disparity and improvements (or no decline) in national average U5MR. The evolution of nutrition and DPT3 immunisation seems more promising.
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Volume (Year): 2 (2004)
Issue (Month): 13 (April)
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developing countries; equity; inequality; socio-economic; socio-economic trends; under-five mortality; wealth gap;
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