Table 1

Experience of child death of mother by socio-demographic characteristics (n = 4066).

Socio-demographic characteristics

Experience of child death within five years


Yes

No


Age group

15-24 years

7.0

93.0

25-29 years

5.2

94.8

30-49 years

5.5

94.5


Age at first marriage **

Less than 16 years

7.5

92.5

16 or more years

5.4

94.6


Number of children borne ***

One

3.6

96.4

Two

5.5

94.5

Three

7.6

92.4

Four or more

8.0

92.0


Previous birth interval+ ***

< 2 years

16.0

84.0

2 or more years

4.5

95.5


Place of residence **

Urban

3.6

96.4

Rural

6.4

93.6


Ecological zone **

Mountain

10.1

89.9

Hill

4.9

95.1

Terai

6.4

93.6


Total

6.1

93.9


Note *** Significant at P < 0.001; ** = p < 0.01 and * = p < 0.05; + = excludes first-order births.

Adhikari and Podhisita BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:13   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-13

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