Examine the linkage between the socio-economic, demographic background characteristics of mother and child health status in India
Mayank Kumar Singh, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
We investigate the relationship between between the socio-economic, demographic background characteristics of mother and child health & nutritional status. We used cross-sectional data from third round of National family Health Survey conducted in 2005-06. The analysis is based on 51,555 children below five years of age. The main outcome variables related to health status of children are-diarrhea, and acute respiratory infections. Anthropometric measures of weight-for-age, height-for-age and weight-for-height are used to assess the nutritional status of children. Cross-tabulations and logistic regressions models have been used to fulfill objectives of the study We find significant association between demographic, socio-economic characteristics of mother and child health and nutritional status in India. Education and household economic status remains critical factors governing child health and nutrition in India.
Presented in Poster Session 1