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Type Journal Article - JGAIESS
Title Influence of Maternal Level of Education on Child Survival: A Case Study of Kinango Division of Coast Province, Kenya
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Volume 1
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 32-51
URL https://www.globalacademicinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/jgaiess_vol_1_no_2.pdf#page=35
Abstract
The central concern of this study was to explore how the level of maternal education influences under five child survivals. Statistics across the world including the Kenya Demographic Health Survey (2003) show a strong link between the mother’s level of education and child survival. The KDHS (2003) shows that higher levels of mother’s education attainment are generally associated with lower mortality rates, since education exposes mothers to information about better nutrition, use of contraceptives to space births and knowledge about childhood illnesses and treatment. This was a case study of Kinango Division which is situated in the Coast Province of Kenya. The overall objective of the study was to explore how the level of maternal education influences under-five child survival while the specific objectives were; to find out the general education status of women in the division, to identify the main conditions that lead to under-five mortality in the division, to explore the extent to which the level of maternal education influences underfive child survival in the district, and recommend evidence-based interventions for policy planners and other development planners in the division. The study adopted an exploratory survey design with the aim of collecting both quantitative and qualitative data from Kinango Division. The sampling frame was obtained from the Kinango District Demographic Health Survey conducted in 2005 by the Kinango District Health Management team based in Kinango hospital, in collaboration with UNICEF.

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