Causes of Health Inequalities in Uganda: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys

Causes of Health Inequalities in Uganda: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys
Despite sustained economic growth and impressive income poverty reduction in Uganda, the country's total child nutrition status remains poor. In addition, there are wide within country disparities in stunting and underweight rates across the nation. Using three rounds of the Uganda demographic and health surveys undertaken during 1995-2006, this study explored the determinants of health inequalities focusing on child nutrition status in Uganda through a combination of decomposition and regression analysis. The results show that household welfare status remains a key determinant of child health status and health inequality. In addition, the findings show that individual maternal education is a more important factor in enhancing child health than community knowledge about health.
Date: 2012-10-10
Author: Sarah Ssewanyana & Ibrahim Kasirye
File Name: Causes of Health Inequalities in Uganda - Evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys - RS 96.pdf
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Created Date: 10-10-2012
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