World Health & Population
The Importance of Maternal Schooling for Child Morbidity and Mortality and Maternal Health Behavior in Southeastern Uganda
A survey conducted in southeastern Uganda revealed that contrary to findings from other studies, maternal schooling did not protect young children born in this area from malnutrition and morbidity. Half the children in the study were stunted and most of them (82%) were reported to have been ill during the two weeks prior to the survey. Mortality however, was more common among children of mothers without any schooling as was the increased risk of incomplete immunization.
[To view this article, please download the PDF.]
Be the first to comment on this!
Personal Subscriber? Sign In
Note: Please enter a display name. Your email address will not be publically displayed