Causes of health inequalities in Uganda: Evidence from the demographic and health surveys
AbstractDespite sustained macroeconomic growth and impressive income poverty reduction in Uganda, the country’s total child nutrition status remains poor. More so, wide within country disparities in stunting and underweight rates exist across the country. This study exploredthe determinants of child nutrition status and in Uganda using three rounds of the Uganda demographic and health surveys undertaken during 1995–2006.The surveys are nationally representative and capture anthropometric indicators for children aged below 5 years. The study investigated the determinants of health inequalities focusing on child health status through a combination of decomposition and regression analysis. Our results show that household welfare status remains a key determinant of child health status and inequalities in health. Furthermore, the results show that individual maternal education matters more in enhancing child health than does community knowledge about health.
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Health; EPRC; Ssewanyana; Poverty reduction; Child nutrition; maternal education; welfare; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Health Economics and Policy;
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- Sarah Ssewanyana & Ibrahim Kasirye, 2012. "Causes of Health Inequalities in Uganda: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys," African Development Review, African Development Bank, vol. 24(4), pages 327-341.
- Sarah Ssewanyana & Ibrahim Kasirye, 2012. "Causes of Health Inequalities in Uganda: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys," African Development Review, African Development Bank, vol. 24(4), pages 327-341, December.
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