Testing the socioeconomic and environmental determinants of better child-health outcomes in Africa: a cross-sectional study among nations

Corey J A Bradshaw, Sarah P Otto, Zia Mehrabi, Alicia A Annamalay, Sam Heft-Neal, Zachary Wagner, Peter N Le Souëf
  • BMJ Open, September 2019, BMJ
  • DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029968

What is it about?

We examined the relationships between socio-economic conditions and child health among African nations. Combining the child-health metrics of incidence of stunting, respiratory infections, diarrhoeal disease, infectious disease, and injuries increased, we show that rising per-capita GDP, increasing access to clean water and improved sanitation, reduced household density, and better environmental performance best explained better health outcomes for children in Africa.

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