World Health & Population

World Health & Population November -0001 : 0-0.doi:10.12927/whp..17581

Proximate Correlates of Infant Mortality in Maharashtra: Experience of a Developed State in India

Anjali Radkar and Sanjeevanee Mulay


This paper studies the relationship of infant mortality to biological, social, and environmental factors, as well as to maternal and child health care. Data from the National Family Health Survey for Maharashtra was analyzed for 2135 births and 106 infant deaths using a logistic regression model. In this model, infant mortality is found to be related to characteristics of the individual child and mother, such as antenatal care, age and education of the mother, weight of the child and prematurity (i.e., on micro-level variables rather than macro-level variables).
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