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Differentials in Risk of Neonatal Mortality among children of young mothers in Nigeria: Empirical Evidence from NDHS 2013

Adekoya, D.O and Oni, Gbolahan (2016) Differentials in Risk of Neonatal Mortality among children of young mothers in Nigeria: Empirical Evidence from NDHS 2013. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

This study assessed the correlates of neonatal mortality among young mothers in Nigeria. Data were extracted only for singleton births. A total of 10,455 women aged 15-29 years old reported to have given birth during the previous period of five years. Statistical analyses included univariate and bivariate techniques. Results showed that neonatal mortality rate for teenage mothers was 46.5 per 1000 and for mothers 20-29 years old it was 24.21 per 1000. However, the difference was not statistically significant (Chi-square = 1.96, on 1 d.f; P > 0.05). Mortality decreases with woman’s education, higher in the Northeast and Northwest than in the Southern States, higher in rural than urban areas and higher among the poor than the rich women. Hence all hands must be on deck to ensure that teenage pregnancies are reduced to minimum among Nigerian women. Government policies that ensure that young girls receive education up to completed secondary level will go a long way to reduce teenage pregnancies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neonatal Mortality, Young Mothers, Bivariate Analysis, Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Ugwunwa Esse
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 15:45
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2016 15:45
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6700

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