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Residential area as proxy for socio-economic status, paediatric mortality and birth weight in Lusaka, Zambia

Mweemba, A. J. Masiya and Webb, Elspeth Valma Jocelyn 2008. Residential area as proxy for socio-economic status, paediatric mortality and birth weight in Lusaka, Zambia. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 54 (6) , pp. 406-409. 10.1093/tropej/fmn041

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Abstract

Systems of socio-economic classification comparable to the Registrar General's Social Classification or post codes are not readily available in many developing countries. Thus health data from developing countries are usually presented without a refined geographical focus. The hierarchical urban residential classification system in Zambia was used as a socio-economic proxy to explore the relationship with mass measures of paediatric health in Lusaka, Zambia. This study shows that the Zambian urban residential classification system appears to be a valid proxy of socio-economic status, revealing residential gradients with respect to birth weight and paediatric mortality rates in Lusaka.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0142-6338
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:46
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/26416

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