Social factors associated with infants’ mortality

davazdah emami, Sharareh. and abd yazdan, Zahra. and montazeri, Maryam. and Bashardoost, Nasrollah. (2001) Social factors associated with infants’ mortality. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 3 (2).


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One of the important health indices showing health status of a society is health index of mortality rate of children < 1 year. There are many negative parameters weakening potentiality of children in growth and development of which some can be categorized as social factors. This research has tried to investigate some factors as education level, parents’ jobs, maternal care, the times of child care, breast feeding and < 1 year children mortality. This is a descriptive comparative retrospective study in which there were 121 less then 1 year children (dead and live) referring to Isfahan health centers selected with all including criteria. The data were collected by questionnaires and categorized into two groups, to be investigated and compared. Content validity and standardized fixed forms were used for questionnaire validity and reliability respectively. The data were analyzed by descriptive inferential statistics (X2, T-test) . The findings showed that there was a significant association between parents’ education, fathers’ jobs. mothers’ jobs, manner of breast feeding, the times of child care, maternal care and mortality of children < 1 year. Regarding the results, it seems that government, organization, and authorities concerning health strategies as well as health provider staffs play a major role in prediction and control of social factors affecting infants’ mortality. These roles can be in forms of education, socio economic and cultural status promoting plans among men and women as well as enhancement of public knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social factors, Infants mortality under 1 year.
Subjects: WA Public Health
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 07:57
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2018 10:31

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