Geographical Inequalities and Social and Environmental Risk Factors for Under-Five Mortality in Ghana in 2000 and 2010: Bayesian Spatial Analysis of Census Data.

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PLoS medicine, ISSN: 1549-1676, Vol: 13, Issue: 6, Page: e1002038

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10.1371/journal.pmed.1002038; 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002038.g005; 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002038.g004; 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002038.g003; 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002038.g001; 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002038.g002; 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002038.t001
Raphael E. Arku; James E. Bennett; Marcia C. Castro; Kofi Agyeman-Duah; Samilia E. Mintah; James H. Ware; Philomena Nyarko; John D. Spengler; Samuel Agyei-Mensah; Majid Ezzati; Tony Blakely Show More Hide
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Medicine; Biotechnology; Ecology; Sociology; Cancer; Inorganic Chemistry; Infectious Diseases; 59999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified; mortality levels; 2010 national population; risk factors; median district 5 q 0; 99 deaths; district level; drinking water source; estimate under-five mortality; multivariate analysis; 5 q 0; policy purposes; census data; 5 y; primary education; sanitation facility; conclusions under-five mortality; cooking fuels; under-five mortality; environmental risk factors; housing censuses; petroleum gas; cross-district inequality; census data background under-five mortality; geographical inequalities
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Under-five mortality is declining in Ghana and many other countries. Very few studies have measured under-five mortality-and its social and environmental risk factors-at fine spatial resolutions, which is relevant for policy purposes. Our aim was to estimate under-five mortality and its social and environmental risk factors at the district level in Ghana.