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Determination of Factors that Influence Child Mortality in Agogo-Ide Area Obantoko, Ogun State by Amalare A.A., Ajayi A.O. and Olaoye O.R.(pages 241-250)
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Abstract

Child mortality is a fundamental measurement of a country’s level of socio-economic development as well as the quality of life especially of the mothers.This study aims to estimate the levels of infant mortality rates in an area in Obantoko, Abeokuta, and to determine the socioeconomic, demographic and environmental factors contributing to infant mortality. The primary data for the study were collected using questionnaire and interviews in Agogo-ide Obantoko, Abeokuta. Four hundred and eleven (411) women in the reproductive age (15-49years) and above were randomly chosen for the sample selected. The data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Percentage distributions and statistical test based on Logistics Regression was conducted. Based on the above, it was observed that Child spacing, Breastfeeding duration has no effect on infant mortality of the people in Agogo-ide/Alogi area of Odeda Local Government. The environmental factors such as mosquito net and portable drinking water and food preference are those influencing the infant mortality of the area under study. Use of contraceptive methods between birth and Place of delivery are Socio-economic and Bio-demographic factor affecting the infant mortality of the people in Agogo-ide/Alogi area of Odeda Local Government.

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