The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

Advanced Techniques for Modelling Maternal and Child Health in Africa

Editors: Kandala, Ngianga-Bakwin, Ghilagaber, Gebrenegus (Eds.)

  • Examines household surveys data from Africa using novel techniques
  • State of the art techniques and their application to real world data
  • Empirical results and their implications for evidence-based policy interventions
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About this book

This book presents both theoretical contributions and empirical applications of advanced statistical techniques including geo-additive models that link individual measures with area variables to account for spatial correlation; multilevel models that address the issue of clustering within family and household; multi-process models that account for interdependencies over life-course events and non-random utilization of health services; and flexible parametric alternatives to existing intensity models. These analytical techniques are illustrated mainly through modeling maternal and child health in the African context, using data from demographic and health surveys.

 

In the past, the estimation of levels, trends and differentials in demographic and health outcomes in developing countries was heavily reliant on indirect methods that were devised to suit limited or deficient data. In recent decades, world-wide surveys like the World Fertility Survey and its successor, the Demographic and Health Survey have played an important role in filling the gap in survey data from developing countries. Such modern demographic and health surveys enable investigators to make in-depth analyses that guide policy intervention strategies, and such analyses require the modern and advanced statistical techniques covered in this book.

 

The text is ideally suited for academics, professionals, and decision makers in the social and health sciences, as well as others with an interest in statistical modelling, demographic and health surveys. Scientists and students in applied statistics, epidemiology, medicine, social and behavioural sciences will find it of value.   

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Advanced Techniques for Modelling Maternal and Child Health in Africa

    Manda, Samuel O. M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Disentangling Selection and Causality in Assessing the Effects of Health Inputs on Child Survival: Evidence from East Africa

    Ghilagaber, Gebrenegus

    Pages 11-28

  • Modeling Spatial Effects on Childhood Mortality Via Geo-additive Bayesian Discrete-Time Survival Model: A Case Study from Nigeria

    Ghilagaber, Gebrenegus (et al.)

    Pages 29-48

  • Bayesian Geoadditive Mixed Latent Variable Models with Applications to Child Health Problems in Egypt and Nigeria

    Khatab, Khaled

    Pages 49-81

  • Mapping Socio-economic Inequalities in Health Status Among Malawian Children: A Mixed Model Approach

    Kazembe, Lawrence N.

    Pages 83-106

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0523-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Techniques for Modelling Maternal and Child Health in Africa
Editors
  • Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala
  • Gebrenegus Ghilagaber
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6778-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6778-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6777-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0523-1
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 330
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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